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Komen Advocacy Alliance
The Susan G. Komen® Advocacy Alliance (KAA) is the non-partisan voice for over 2.9 million breast cancers survivors and the people who love them. Our mission is to translate the Komen promise to end breast cancer forever into action at all levels of government to discover and deliver the cures. We are proud of our work over the years to protect breast cancer screening and research funding and to advance breast health and cancer care policy at the federal and state levels. Komen is pleased to announce its 2014 Advocacy Priorities:
- Protecting federal and state funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), to ensure all women have access to potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening;
- Ensuring continued federal investment in cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Department of Defense (DOD), to discover and deliver the cures;
- Requiring insurance companies provide coverage for oral anti-cancer drugs on a basis that is no less favorable than what’s already provided for intravenously-administered chemotherapy, to protect patients from high out-of pocket costs; and
- Expanding Medicaid coverage to ensure the availability of the full-range of breast health services to low-income women, including cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment.