Breast Cancer Patient Education Act Coalition Update – September 2015

To date, 35 national and regional organizations have joined the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in our quest to educate breast cancer patients about their reconstructive and prosthetic options.

As you know, Senators Roy Blunt (R-NO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced the bill in May, quickly followed by a reintroduced in the House by Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ-07) and Kathy Castor (D-FL-14).  Over the summer, ASPS met with almost every member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to educate them and gain further support for this important legislation.  Since our initial outreach to you in May, we have gained 15 new cosponsors in the House.

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