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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


Jan 17, 2018 cara frame
Jan 16, 2018 cathy mitchamore
Jan 13, 2018 Nancy Rosman
Jan 12, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jan 12, 2018 Linda Tabb
Jan 12, 2018 Debbie Drong
Jan 12, 2018 Edgar Locklear
Jan 11, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Jan 11, 2018 Tanja Stanfield
Jan 10, 2018 Lourdes Guzman
Jan 7, 2018 thhhhhh friedman
Jan 6, 2018 Barb Wilkin
Jan 6, 2018 Laura Schafer
Jan 5, 2018 Rebecca Meraz
Jan 4, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
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Dec 22, 2017 Catherine Lanuez
Dec 21, 2017 D Thompson
Dec 17, 2017 Robert Cooke, Jr.
Dec 16, 2017 Nicole Montgomery
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Dec 16, 2017 Paula Lewis
Dec 16, 2017 Joyce Lewis
Dec 16, 2017 John and Robbie Wertin
Dec 16, 2017 Dimitra Nisioti
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Dec 16, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Dec 16, 2017 Lisa Shantz
Dec 16, 2017 Jessie Bourke
Dec 16, 2017 Ian Finch-James
Dec 16, 2017 Chana Bass
Dec 16, 2017 Theresa Miller
Dec 16, 2017 donna selquist
Dec 16, 2017 Lynn Sentenn
Dec 16, 2017 Stephanie Vorse
Dec 16, 2017 Joy Smiley
Dec 16, 2017 Diana Sanches
Dec 16, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Dec 16, 2017 Vasilis Nisiotis
Dec 16, 2017 Julia Broad
Dec 16, 2017 Susan Pittman
Dec 16, 2017 JOHN M. STEYH
Dec 16, 2017 Thom Sherman
Dec 16, 2017 Donna Rose Sherman
Dec 16, 2017 freddie williams
Dec 16, 2017 Laurie Aman
Dec 16, 2017 Gabrielle Torres
Dec 15, 2017 Jane Leavitt

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