The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Advocacy Alliance (KAA) is the non-partisan voice for over 2.5 million breast cancers survivors and the people who love them. Our mission is to translate the Komen promise to end breast cancer forever into action at all levels of government to discover and deliver the cures. "Stay in the know" about current legislative and advocacy allicance actions by signing up to become a komen advocacy insider at komenadvocacy.org
Komen’s 2014 Advocacy Priorities:
· Protecting federal and state funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), to ensure all women have access to potentially lifesaving breast cancer
· Ensuring continued federal investment in cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Department of Defense (DOD), to discover and deliver the
· · Expanding Medicaid coverage to ensure the availability of the full-range of breast health services to low-income women, including cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment.
· Requiring insurance companies provide coverage for oral anti-cancer drugs on a basis that is no less favorable than what’s already provided for intravenously-administered chemotherapy, to protect
patients from high out-of pocket costs; and