Take Action for Affordable Medicines & Devices

by Jayla Burton, Program Officer

Since our founding, Breast Cancer Action has worked to expand access to quality, evidence-based healthcare for all people. High drug prices and gaps in coverage for essential medical equipment prevent too many people from getting the treatment they need. Now there’s a bill before Congress that can help change that.

Tell your Senator to vote yes on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3).

During the State of the Union, President Trump stated that he would sign a bill to reduce prescription drug costs – despite the Senate currently being unwilling to move H.R. 3 forward. House Democrats took action by standing up, raising three fingers in the air, and chanting “H-R-3” in response.

Take your stand and tell your Senators to vote YES on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act.

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act will:

• Provide Medicare coverage for medically necessary supplies to treat lymphedema, a painful and disabling condition that results from breast cancer treatment.

• Help lower costs and increase access to prescription drugs by allowing the government to negotiate drug prices and cap patients’ out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs.

The House has already voted on and passed The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which includes important provisions from the Lymphedema Treatment Act. Now it’s the Senate’s turn.

Take action NOW and ask your Senator to make sure people have access to the affordable medicines and devices they need!



30th Anniversary Kickoff Event on March 11th!

Join us on March 11th with a Kickoff Reception in San Francisco, where it all began in 1990.

For 30 years, Breast Cancer Action has been challenging the breast cancer industry through radical disruption and compassionate resistance. Together we’ve changed how people think and talk about breast cancer, and we’ve forced multibillion dollar corporations to clean up their acts. We’re a trusted resource for balanced treatment information and our work to connect the dots across issues has never been more important.

Come together with members of Breast Cancer Action’s feisty and fearless community as we remember and reflect on all the work we’ve done, and recommit to the work that remains.

Join us on March 11. Get your tickets or become a sponsor now! And if you can’t come to San Francisco, you can join us in spirit by making a donation today.

Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

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