Medicare now covers the cost of custom-fitting lymphedema compression garments for cancer patients. These garments improve health and quality of life for breast cancer patients, in particular, but out-of-pocket costs can make them unaffordable.
Susan G. Komen supports the nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to be the next director of the National Institutes of Health and thanks the Senate HELP Committee for its planned action to hold a confirmation hearing.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress passed legislation requiring state Medicaid programs to keep people enrolled through the end of the public health emergency (PHE). This requirement ended in the spring, and many states started the process of unenrolling individuals over the late spring and early summer. Unfortunately, as of late […]
The Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Access to Care Act, H.R.549/S.663, was reintroduced in the 118th Congress earlier this year by Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), along with Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Joni Ernst (R-IA).
Disparities in breast cancer outcomes are unacceptable and will only improve with sustained, collective action. That’s why Susan G. Komen’s Center for Public Policy proudly supports the recently introduced NIH Clinical Trial Diversity Act.
Ruth Travis was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer just two days before she turned 62. She’s now dedicated to helping other breast cancer survivors and patients. “I’ve got to do everything I can,” she said.
Susan G. Komen filed a Brief of Amicus Curiae with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in which it makes the case for preventive breast cancer services to be covered by insurers.
What the new USPSTF draft recommendations mean, and how we can help By Victoria Wolodzko Smart, senior vice president of mission at Susan G. Komen The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released their updated draft recommendations for breast cancer screening, which is a meaningful step in the right direction. On behalf of all of […]
A look at states that have eliminated out-of-pocket expenses for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging.
Susan G. Komen is engaging in policy efforts to address a recent change in medical billing that may eliminate health insurance coverage for breast reconstruction surgery called DIEP flap, a type of natural tissue breast reconstruction that uses tissue from the lower abdomen to create a new breast.
When Janice Parker’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she saw the family rule take full effect – “what happens in the home, stays in the home.” Her family did not discuss the diagnosis with anyone – not even their closest relatives. Janice’s aunt never knew she was at a higher risk of breast cancer due to her family history because no one ever told her.
Susan G. Komen has identified three areas where it will work in the 2023 and 2024 state and federal legislative sessions to enact laws so that where you live does not determine if you live.