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FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.

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4/17/18
FORCE and over 100 patient and professional health orgs reached out to Congressional leaders to oppose expansion of short-term health insurance plans. Read letter...

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4/9/2018
FORCE joined other organizations in urging Utah to clarify and protect coverage of breast reconstruction after cancer for its Medicaid recipients. Read more...

2/27/2018
FORCE, along with over 100 other organizations, is advocating for continued funding of DoD research programs. Read our letter to Congressional leaders.

2/7/2018
FORCE staff and advocates joined stakeholders for a "BRCA Community Perspectives on Data Sharing" workshop in Santa Cruz, CA.

2/6/2018
We joined nearly 40 patient and health care professional organizations in expressing opposition to proposed national right-to-try legislation. Read the letter...

 

Statement Sets the Record Straight on AHCA and HR 1313

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Overview

May 2017 - Recent events related to proposed changes in health care and genetic privacy laws have spurred concern and uncertainty in the hereditary cancer community. Some media stories have disseminated inaccurate information, which has intensified people’s unease. We prepared this briefing to dispel some of the misinformation and allay some of the fears that have been expressed by members of our community.

This statement aims to answer questions and clarify information regarding the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR 1313), employer-based wellness programs, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). It also explains where things stand with repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and clarifies what may be considered a pre-existing condition. We encourage you to share this with friends and family in the hereditary cancer community. Please check back regularly for updates as policies on these and other issues are considered.

Statement on Health Care and Genetic Privacy

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