CLC Comments on Key Elements of Health Care Reform
(June 30, 2009)

June 30, 2009


Dear Member of Congress:

The undersigned cancer organizations commend your commitment and substantial effort to drafting a health reform measure to meet the goals of expanding coverage to uninsured Americans while enhancing health care quality, reducing costs, and protecting consumer choice.  Cancer patients, health care providers, and researchers routinely confront the significant problems that occur when cancer patients do not have adequate insurance or when there are lapses in the quality of the care they receive.  We support reform to provide all Americans consistent access to quality health care.

We look forward to working with you and the Obama Administration to advance health reform legislation.


Cancer Leadership Council

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Cancer Care
The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
International Myeloma Foundation
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Lung Cancer Partnership
National Patient Advocate Foundation
North American Brain Tumor Coalition
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
The Wellness Community