Silver Spring, MD – The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) joined 33 cancer-related patient advocacy and professional organizations in opposition to the Senate’s revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

“The Senate’s BCRA, just as the House’s AHCA, is a direct threat to America’s 16 million cancer patients and survivors who rely on timely and uninterrupted access to comprehensive and affordable health care,” said NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso. “With an estimated 22 million losing coverage, severe cuts to Medicaid, and elimination of pre-existing condition protections, this bill is devastating for the American people, especially for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. It is time to end this threat that is causing fear and anxiety throughout the cancer community, and work towards bipartisan solutions to strengthen current law.”

34 Cancer-Related Patient and Professional Organizations Jointly Oppose the Senate's BCRA

The groups who joined the effort are:

  1. American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  2. American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  3. Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
  4. Association of Oncology Social Work
  5. Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association
  6. CancerCare
  7. Cancer Support Community
  8. Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy
  9. Colon Cancer Alliance
  10. Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
  11. Critical Mass
  12. Deadliest Cancers Coalition
  13. Fight Colorectal Cancer
  14. FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
  15. Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  16. LIVESTRONG
  17. Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  18. Lung Cancer Alliance
  19. LUNGevity
  20. Lymphoma Research Foundation
  21. Melanoma Research Alliance
  22. National Brain Tumor Society
  23. National Breast Cancer Coalition
  24. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  25. National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  26. National Patient Advocate Foundation
  27. Oncology Nursing Society
  28. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance
  29. Sarcoma Foundation of America
  30. Stupid Cancer
  31. Susan G. Komen
  32. Triage Cancer
  33. Us TOO International
  34. Young Survival Coalition
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