Navigation Links
Representative Greg Harris, Senator Jacqueline Collins, Senator Iris Martinez and Fellow State Legislators to Join Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Announcing Groundbreaking Legislation to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities; Will Hold Press Conference Friday
Date:2/27/2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), State Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), State Senator Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, and breast cancer survivors and advocates will host a press conference on Friday, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Blue Room (15th Floor) of the Thompson Center in Chicago to speak about groundbreaking new legislation to reduce breast cancer disparity rates and outcomes for low income women, minority women and immigrants.

House Bill 5192 comprehensively enacts recommendations of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, a respected group of medical and community health experts which studied shocking breast cancer mortality rates among local minority women.

Based on a 2007 study of disparities in detection and treatment of breast cancer by the Sinai Urban Health Institute, the breast cancer mortality rate for black women in Chicago was 68% higher than that of white women in 2003. This was an increase from a 49% disparity rate for the years 1999 through 2003. Breast cancer is also the most common cancer among Latinas. Studies show Latinas have lower screening rates and are much more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage when the disease is more deadly.

House Bill 5192 would begin to close the gap on these disparities by increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates for mammography and screenings to incentivize provider participation, provide bonus payments to Medicaid providers using best practice screening and treatments, and create a patient reminder system for female Medicaid recipients to encourage regular screening. It would also obligate insurers to cover pain medication for women undergoing breast cancer treatment and reduce the financial barriers to allow for easier access to screenings. House Bill 5192 would also enact a Patient Navigator pilot program that would determine if treatment outcomes are better for women who have assistance in coordinating and managing their care.

WHAT:

Press Conference on House Bill 5192 - Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities

WHO:

State Representative Greg Harris

State Senator Jacqueline Collins

State Senator Iris Martinez

Invited House Bill 5192 Co-sponsors House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie and State Representatives LaShawn K. Ford, Mike Boland, Monique Davis, Al Riley, Kathy Ryg, Naomi Jakobsson, Karen May, Karen Yarborough, Connie Howard, Beth Coulson, Lou Lang, Joe Lyons, George Scully, Elaine Nekritz, Eddie Washington, Sara Feigenholtz and Toni Berrios.

Angela Walker, Breast Cancer Survivor

Dr. Janice Phillips, Public Policy Chair, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Chicagoland Affiliate and member of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force

Dr. Elizabeth Marcus, Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Member

Chair of Breast Oncology at Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rush Medical College

WHEN:

Friday, February 29th at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Blue Room, James R. Thompson Center (intersection of LaSalle and Randolph in Chicago), 15th Floor


'/>"/>
SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Representatives Urge Critical Improvements in Prostate Cancer Detection
2. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on the State of Mississippi House of Representatives to Withdraw House Bill 282 Discriminating Against Those Affected by Obesity
3. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Decries Shameful Votes Again by Representatives John Peterson, Joe Pitts and Bill Shuster, Against Childrens Health Care
4. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
5. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Lauds U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
6. Majority of House of Representatives Support Common-Sense Fix to Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
7. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
8. Governor Ruth Ann Minner, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Representative Mike Castle and Lt. Governor John Carney Join 125 Delaware Community Leaders Endorsing the Campaign to Make Delawares Kids the Healthiest in the Nation
9. Congressional Support Grows for FDA Regulation of Tobacco: Bill Now Sponsored by 55 Senators, 200 Representatives
10. House of Representatives Passes Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2007
11. Former State Representative Terry Parke Joins Secure Services Corp.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now ... of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® ... Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and ... Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics ... significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of ... shares of common stock, at the public offering ... shares in the offering were offered by GBT. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy ... of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies ... with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a ... "value" of new medicines. The recommendations address ... not appear on the drug label, a prohibition that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: