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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


May 25, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
May 24, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 24, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
May 24, 2018 Kay Fisher
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Monica Rivara
May 23, 2018 Sanand Dilip
May 23, 2018 Roxana Moya
May 23, 2018 Albeniz Pérez
May 23, 2018 Шана Шарпей
May 23, 2018 Liliana fiorinl
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 18, 2018 robert moeller
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Cynthia Samuel
May 14, 2018 R Holt
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 13, 2018 Daniela Fernandes
May 12, 2018 Marc Beschler
May 11, 2018 Celina Silva
May 6, 2018 Joanne Petaccio
May 6, 2018 Wanda Anthony
May 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2018 Linda Wheeldon
May 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 1, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 30, 2018 Liz Anderson
Apr 30, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 24, 2018 Susan Laatsch Treat Every Person with cancer the Same......even men. thank you!
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Sharon Drew
Apr 23, 2018 Robin Hatfield
Apr 23, 2018 Ann Conney
Apr 23, 2018 Barbie Carrasco My Mother just passed away,5/20/2017 .she had metastatic breast cancer. We need to do all we can to support breast cancer health for all women.
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Josef Vogler
Apr 23, 2018 Mabell Keel Please provide the same treatment for all patients regardless of the type of insurance or their ability to pay, their race or any other reason.
Apr 23, 2018 Carma Eoff All women deserve quality cancer treatment
Apr 23, 2018 Ellen O’Neill
Apr 21, 2018 Angela wilson
Apr 21, 2018 Brenda Baker
Apr 21, 2018 Sandra Capicotti I'm saddened that a petition of this type is even necessary. It should be a basic human RIGHT not PRIVILEGE to be given the best treatment possible, whether the disease is breast cancer, prostate cancer or any other life threatening health issue.
Apr 21, 2018 Michelle Miner
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Kimberly Mccoy
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) That goes for all the other medication that we must take!
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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