Saturday, February 7, 2009

Review of Health Care Plans

With health care reform as one of the top items on the White House and Congressional agendas for the coming year, its time to review the proposals on the table.

Commonwealth Fund has just issued a new report reviewing the various plans proposed as well as bills in Congress. Breast cancer advocates need to take some time to review these. Links to the report and chartpacks are below:

Link to Commonwealth Fund's Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills

Cost of Cancer - Kaiser Foundation Report

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy organization, and American Cancer Society recently released a policy review of the financial barriers cancer patients face in the current system of health care and insurance. Below is a link to the mini-documentary on the topic as well as links to their policy report. We need to get this information to our policymakers in Washington DC to ensure health care reform comes soon and is of adequate quality to ensure cancer survivors no longer fall through the cracks.

The Cost of Cancer

Segment With Breast Cancer Survivor

Following is a link to the full report by Kaiser & ACS highlighting how health care policy needs to change to accomodate the needs of cancer patients (requires Adobe PDF reader)

Spending to Survive: Cancer Patients Confront Holes in the Health Insurance System

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Change Is Coming to Washington DC!

Register today to attend National Breast Cancer Coalition's Annual Advocacy Training Conference & Lobby Day
Saturday, May 2 through Tuesday May 5, 2009
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Visit NBCC's web site for more information and to register

Don't miss out on the most important breast cancer conference of the year. Join hundreds of fellow breast cancer activists from northern Ohio and across the U.S. for the most cutting-edge, innovative information about breast cancer research, treatment, issues and public policy. Attend meetings with your Congresspersons on Capitol Hill to discuss issues important to eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime.

Scholarships Available

Both NBCCF and our organization, NOBCCF, have scholarships available to help cover costs for travel and lodging. Visit NBCCF’s web site to apply if you are low income and wish to apply. Contact NOBCCF if you are not low income but need a scholarship.

Link to NBCCF Scholarship Info

Send an email to Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition Fund if you're interested in a scholarship from us.

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