Save Pre-existing Condition Coverage for Women with Breast Cancer

CBS speaks with the PBCC on the Affordable Care Act and
the uncertain future of pre-existing condition insurance coverage

As an organization that represents and supports breast cancer survivors and their families, we know the critical importance of health insurance coverage for Pennsylvanians with pre-existing conditions such as breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) currently requires all insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions without increased rates. If it is repealed without a replacement, millions will be left with no coverage, and many, with no options.

We must save health insurance coverage for the millions with pre-existing conditions. If coverage is lost or costs are increased, breast cancer survivors will worry about their coverage, about the risk of recurrence, about their families and about their future.

Right now, more than 5.5 million Pennsylvanians have pre-existing conditions like breast cancer. Over 140,000 PA women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. We need to save their health insurance coverage now.

CBS21’s Lara Greenberg recently spoke with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition about what a repeal without replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could mean for PA women with breast cancer.

Funding the Future: PBCC Awards $50,000 Research Grant to Wistar Institute’s Qihong Huang

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is excited to award a $50,000 research grant to the Wistar Institute’s Qihong Huang, M.D., Ph.D.! Dr. Huang and his team are working to develop new therapies for metastatic breast cancer by studying a protein called Gabra3. By determining why breast cancer spreads, Dr. Huang believes we can learn how to better treat the disease.

Congratulations, Dr. Huang, and thank you for your dedication to finding a cure now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Click here to learn more from Marie McCullough's article featuring Dr. Huang's PA Breast Cancer Coalition grant in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Donate your state income tax refund to breast cancer research!