Some NBCC advocates have successfully encouraged members of Congress to highlight the MBCACA in their constituent newsletters. Customize this blurb and ask them to call attention to the bill!
H.R. 549, Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act
Cancer is the leading cause of death in [state], and one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Too many individuals with this disease die waiting for their benefits. SSDI and Medicare benefits are critically important in helping to ease that financial burden for these individuals and their families. That’s why I’m a proud cosponsor of the bipartisan Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, which would eliminate waiting times for Medicare and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for patients with metastatic breast cancer and help ease the burden for families in our district.