Contributions to the Breast Cancer Relief Committee are not charitable contributions and are not deductible as charitable contributions for state and federal income tax purposes. A large portion of the proceeds for this campaign are used to defray the costs of fundraising. 

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BREAST CANCER 

Breast Cancer patients must deal with more than their physical ailment and recovery. They must learn how to adapt their emotional and mental wellbeing to their fight against their disease.

BREAST CANCER RELIEF COMMITTEE INITIATIVE

Thank you for being such a generous supporter of the American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC, which is a bipartisan independent expenditure-only group (not a charity) established under Section 527 of the tax code. The American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC is also known as the Breast Cancer Relief Committee. Crisis Relief comes in many forms. Our mission is to help support responsible public officials who advocate for cancer relief and to inform members of Congress as well as the general public about issues related to breast cancer and other cancers. We need to ensure that healthcare needs are met, regardless of an individual’s social, educational or financial status.

S 1312, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act is a bill to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer. The bill was introduced on April 22, 2021 by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

 

HR 3087, the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, is a bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses following a mastectomy. The bill states that there are currently more than 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the United States, many of whom experience unreconstructed breast loss and in 2021, an estimated 43,600 women in the United States are expected to die from breast cancer. The bill further states that currently, the Medicare program provides coverage and reimbursement for custom fabricated prostheses for any body part that has been lost, with the exception of breasts. Yet Medicare does provide reimbursement for more costly surgical breast reconstruction. Due to the fact that the Medicare program does not provide reimbursement for custom fabricated breast prostheses, many private insurance companies have also begun to limit their reimbursement for them. The bill was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu of California on May 11, 2021.

HR 3183, Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act which would 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. The bill was introduced by Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida on May 13, 2021.

These bills and many others are supported with your much-needed donations. We will support leaders who always fight for you and your family members in need... With the support of you and thousands of other like-minded concerned citizens, the American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC will continue to push for these programs through legislation that supports people in need! A large portion of the proceeds for this campaign are used to defray the costs of fundraising.

Paid for by American Coalition for Crisis Relief PAC, an independent expenditure-only committee, www.americancoalitionforcrisisrelief.com, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

A copy of the committee's report is filed with the Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. 20463.