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H.R. 2178: Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

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To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Peter “Pete” King

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Apr 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 9, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 9, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Pete King Meets With National Breast Cancer Coalition
    — Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2] (Sponsor) on May 17, 2019

Murphy, mcsally introduce bipartisan bill to give breast cancer patients fighting chance
    — Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on May 9, 2019

McSally Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Give Breast Cancer Patients Fighting Chance
    — Sen. Martha McSally [R-AZ] on May 9, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Twisted Pink 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in a lifetime. Despite early detection, 20-30% of breast cancer patients will experience metatsatic breast cancer, or stage IV breast cancer at some point in their lives. Metastatic breast cancer has no cure. ...


Apr 9, 2019

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