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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


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
Aug 28, 2017 Lee Ann Edwards
Aug 28, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 28, 2017 Elizabeth Hill
Aug 27, 2017 Gwen Piekarz
Aug 27, 2017 Michael Garrett
Aug 27, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 27, 2017 LARRY BRANSON
Aug 27, 2017 Margaret Sexauer
Aug 27, 2017 Ellen Wigley
Aug 21, 2017 Lois Freeman
Aug 21, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Aug 9, 2017 Janice Goydich
Aug 8, 2017 Lynn Padilla
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 Karen Kersten-Chestney
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Shirley Patterson
Aug 7, 2017 Laura Riley
Aug 7, 2017 Patty Clements
Aug 6, 2017 Linda Jones
Aug 5, 2017 Pat Churchman
Aug 3, 2017 Barbara Giss ALL women should have access to good health care when dealing with breast cancer no matter their color, race or economic circumstances. Good health care should be available to those in need.
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 2, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 2, 2017 Sandra Zeigler
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 7, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 Beverly Hebb
Jul 6, 2017 tiffany dellaria
Jul 1, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 29, 2017 Tamara Tate
Jun 27, 2017 Adam Fransella
Jun 23, 2017 Kellie deitz
Jun 11, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 11, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 11, 2017 john pivirotto
Jun 10, 2017 Roxanne McCullough
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 melissa baxley

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