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Breast and Cervical Cancer Bill Becomes Law

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition is celebrating a legislative victory. Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted to pass the Breast and Cervical Cancer Act without an amendment that threatened to halt the bill’s progress. The Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act is an important piece of legislation that provides treatment for low-income women with breast cancer, closing the gap on an existing federal program that screens low-income women for these deadly diseases but does not provide for treatment upon diagnosis. The bill passed 421 to 1 in the House earlier this year, and the Senate version passed last week with a unanimous vote. The National Breast Cancer Coalition advocated a vote on this bill and a rejection of the proposed amendment.

Sources:

National Breast Cancer Coalition and Feminist Majority Foundation

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