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H.R. 2178 (116th): 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 9, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


180 Cosponsors (147 Democrats, 33 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Pete King Meets With National Breast Cancer Coalition
    — Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2, 2013-2020] (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, 2019-2020] 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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H.R. 2178 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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