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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 6,294
Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

Health care providers should be accountable for providing the same high-quality care to all breast cancer patients, regardless of race, age, or income. But that’s not the way the system works right now. According to the American Cancer Society, diagnosis and treatment of women of color and of low-income populations are substantially different from diagnosis and treatment of white and higher-income women.

Factors including health insurance status, race, income, and educational background are directly linked to unacceptable discrepancies in screening and treatment. For example, African-American women are less likely to receive standard therapy than white women, delays in receiving care are greater for African-American and Latina women, and both are also more likely than white women to be diagnosed at a more advanced stage of breast cancer, regardless of insurance status.

The Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013 (H.R. 3295) would standardized health care practices for breast cancer treatment specifically to level the playing field. If H.R. 3295 is enacted, Medicare providers will be required to submit data that accounts for the quality of breast cancer treatments furnished to all patients of the provider, regardless of the type of health insurance coverage of the patient. Moreover, required public reports will allow comparison of a provider’s quality of care by race, educational level, income, and insurance status.

Tell Congress to join bill sponsor Kathy Castor in support of this import legislation.

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Dear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader John Boehner:

I applaud Representative Kathy Castor’s introduction of The Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013 (H.R. 3295) and would like to encourage you to add your support to this critical legislation. H.R. 3295 would standardize health care practices for breast cancer treatment so that women of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds would receive the best care possible when diagnosed with breast cancer.

If H.R. 3295 is enacted, Medicare providers will be required to submit data that accounts for the quality of breast cancer treatments furnished to all patients of the provider, regardless of the type of health insurance coverage of the patient. Moreover, required public reports will allow comparison of a provider’s quality of care by race, educational level, income, and insurance status. Please add your support as a sponsor of this bill and help provide ALL women with a high standard of compassionate care.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Dec 5, 2017 Terri Robb
Dec 5, 2017 Michalla Courtorielle
Dec 4, 2017 Ryan McKenzie
Dec 4, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Dec 1, 2017 christine etapa
Nov 26, 2017 barbara gale
Nov 25, 2017 Cindy Ray
Nov 25, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 25, 2017 Rebecca Gerhold
Nov 25, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 17, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 10, 2017 Eva Sieradzki
Nov 7, 2017 Pandora Edmonston
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Steve May
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 31, 2017 Marie Perry
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Oct 30, 2017 Lucy Bowens
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 Harold and Georgi Mortensen
Oct 16, 2017 Maria Henry
Oct 14, 2017 Marilyn Williams
Oct 14, 2017 Lynda Patterson
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Gaya Covington
Oct 12, 2017 Christine Redmond PLEASE do what is right!!!!!
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) I support The Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013. We must demand quality care not just for Medicare patients BUT ALL PATIENTS.
Oct 12, 2017 Dorine Francis I stand in full support of this legislation. The playing field must be equal for ALL women. After all, this is AMERICA.
Oct 11, 2017 Rachel Boyer
Oct 9, 2017 Maria Smith
Oct 5, 2017 Victoria Salter
Oct 4, 2017 Richard Han
Oct 4, 2017 Carly Koehn
Oct 4, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 2, 2017 Jo Mosley
Oct 1, 2017 Cara Gregory
Sep 29, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 29, 2017 D Grubbs
Sep 16, 2017 Amanda Treffert
Sep 5, 2017 Gillian Shults
Sep 4, 2017 Michelle Neeson
Sep 3, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel

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