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11-HR111 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act
Source: H.R.111
Congressional Summary: Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require coverage and radiation therapy for breast cancer treatment.
  • Prohibits restricting benefits for any hospital length of stay to less than 48 hours in connection with a mastectomy or breast conserving surgery or 24 hours in connection with a lymph node dissection; or
  • Prohibits requiring that a provider obtain authorization from the plan for prescribing any such length of stay.

Congressional Findings:

  1. According to the American Cancer Society, excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.
  2. An estimated 40,480 women and 450 men died from breast cancer in 2008, and an estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women, plus 1,990 cases in men.
  3. Most breast cancer patients undergo some type of surgical treatment.
  4. Treatment for breast cancer varies according to type of insurance coverage and State of residence.
  5. Currently, 20 States mandate minimum inpatient coverage after a patient undergoes a mastectomy.
  6. Breast cancer patients have reported adverse outcomes, including infection and inadequately controlled pain, resulting from premature hospital discharge following breast cancer surgery.

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Health Care
    • Headline: Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment (Score: 2)
    • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to require insuring breast cancer treatment

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 11-HR111

    Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
    Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
    Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
    John Barrow s1oGeorgia Democrat 
    Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
    Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
    Dan Boren s1oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
    Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic Challenger 
    Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
    Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Andre Carson s1oIndiana Democrat 
    Kathy Castor s1oFlorida Democrat 
    Ben Chandler s1oKentucky Democrat 
    Judy Chu s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri Democrat 
    James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
    Steve Cohen s1oTennessee Democrat 
    Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia Democrat 
    Rosa DeLauro s2iConnecticut Democrat 
    Norm Dicks s1oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
    Joe Donnelly s1oIN Democratic Challenger 
    Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat 
    Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
    Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
    Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    Marcia Fudge s1oOhio Democrat 
    John Garamendi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
    Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
    Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
    Brian Higgins s1oNew York Democrat 
    Jim Himes s1oConnecticut Democrat 
    Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
    Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
    Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
    Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
    Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
    Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
    Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
    Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
    Larry Kissell s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
    James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
    Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
    John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
    Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
    John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
    David Loebsack s1oIowa Democrat 
    Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
    Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
    Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
    Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
    Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
    Mike McIntyre s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
    Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
    Brad Miller s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin Democrat 
    James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
    Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
    Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
    John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
    Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat 
    Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
    Chellie Pingree s1oMaine Democrat 
    David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
    Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
    Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland Democrat 
    Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
    Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
    Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Allyson Schwartz s1oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
    David Scott s1oGeorgia Democrat 
    Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
    Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
    David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
    Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Betty Sutton s1oOhio Democrat 
    Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
    Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat 
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida Democrat 
    Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
    Peter Welch s1oVermont Democrat 
    David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
    John Yarmuth s1oKentucky Democrat 

    Republicans participating in 11-HR111

    Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama Republican 
    Mark Critz s1oPennsylvania Republican 
    Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Jean Schmidt s1oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 

    Independents participating in 11-HR111

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 97
    Republicans: 5
    Independents: 0

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