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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


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)
Apr 21, 2018 Paola Carbé
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Too many women die from breast cancer. My best friend for over 40 years died from it. She had no insurance....well you know why....
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Gina Wilkosz
Apr 21, 2018 Brenda Curtin I think this is a very important bill to be passed. Thank you.
Apr 20, 2018 Carola Roy
Apr 20, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Apr 20, 2018 Lori Hynes
Apr 20, 2018 Joan Kennedy
Apr 19, 2018 Ben Prosser
Apr 19, 2018 Sue Balk
Apr 19, 2018 Quentin ANDRE
Apr 19, 2018 Sandra Sweetwood
Apr 19, 2018 Elaine Cheney
Apr 19, 2018 Corina Sullivan
Apr 19, 2018 Meredith Robertson
Apr 19, 2018 Cathleen Noonan
Apr 19, 2018 Penny Dorfman
Apr 19, 2018 Jessie Dora
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 19, 2018 MATTIA FOSCHI
Apr 19, 2018 dolores James This must be enacted. There is no excuse for not giving proper treatment for ANY reason.
Apr 19, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
Apr 19, 2018 David Meneses B.
Apr 19, 2018 Genny Dubus
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please support Bill H.R. 3295
Apr 19, 2018 Solange Maria Ghidetti
Apr 19, 2018 Christine Reinecke
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Cindy Risvold
Apr 18, 2018 L A Kloosterman
Apr 17, 2018 Juanita Bittle
Apr 17, 2018 Isabel Berning
Apr 16, 2018 Josh Guy
Apr 15, 2018 Erin Sullivan
Apr 15, 2018 Vincent E FitzGerald
Apr 15, 2018 Anita Hoos

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