Guaranteed Access to Quality Health Care for All:.
We will not achieve our mission of eradicating breast cancer until everyone has guaranteed access to quality health care. NBCC developed a set of principles and a Framework to guide our work in achieving this goal.
$150 million dollars for FY11 for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program:.
The inclusion of consumers in every aspect of decision-making and the ProgramÕs unique grant opportunities have led to groundbreaking scientific advances.
Despite years of effort by scientists, we still donÕt know what causes much of this disease or how to prevent it, and we need a plan of action. NBCC will develop an overall breast cancer initiative that will make certain this happens.
Preservation of the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program:
While NBCC pursues its work on guaranteeing access to quality health care for all, we are committed to making sure women screened and diagnosed with breast cancer through federal screening programs have access to the care they need. Congress enacted the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act (P.L. 106-354) in 2000 after years of NBCC grassroots lobbying and influence.
Consumer Involvement in all appropriate venues where decisions about healthcare and research are made:
NBCC will pursue federal and state legislation and regulation to ensure meaningful consumer involvement in research and our healthcare system.
LABCA works with NBCC to educate state and federal congressional members on the issues surrounding breast cancer and these priorities. This contact is extremely important when health bills are presented and need support at all phases of the legislative process. Congresswoman Jane Harman shows her support.
Learn More About Legislative Issues
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To learn more about California state legislation, you can visit California Breast Cancer Organizations (CABCO).
To learn more about federal legislation, you can visit National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).