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MBC Access to Care Act

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act would waive the mandatory five-month waiting period for SSDI and the subsequent 24-month waiting period for Medicare for those under 65 who can no longer work  due to MBC. Introduced in Congress for the third time, it is crucial that we, as citizen advocates, raise the profile of this Bill with our legislators and help move it to the floor for a vote. 

Our focus now is the House of Representatives. At the Coalition, we are liaison to seven New York State House offices. Six of the seven congressional members have co-sponsored HR 549.

Contact information (website links and telephone) are below. Every call, every email, every letter is counted. You all have a voice!

Contact Christina Thompson today to learn more about the Coalition’s Advocacy efforts!

ACT Today!

Call and ASK FOR SUPPORT from:

Rep. Claudia Tenney, NY District 24

Washington, DC: 202-225-3665; Victor: 585-869-2060; Oswego: 315-236-7088; Lockport: 716-514-5130

  • Ms. Tenney has signed on in the past, but not this term.
Call and THANK:

Rep. Brian Higgins, NY District 26

  • Washington, DC: 202-225-3306; Buffalo: 716-852-3501; Niagara Falls: 716-282-1274

Rep. Joseph Morelle, NY District 25

  • Washington, DC: 202-225-3615; Rochester: 585-232-4850

Rep. Elise Stefanik, NY District 21

  • Washington, DC: 202-225-4611; Plattsburgh: 518-561-2324; Herkimer: 315-219-8005; East Greenbursh: 518-242-4707; Ogdensburg: 315-541-2670

Rep. Marc Molinaro, NY District 19

  • Washington, DC:P 202-225-5441; Binghamton: 607-242-0200; Leeds: 518-625-2100

Rep. Brandon Williams, NY District 22

  • Washington, DC: 202-225-3701; Syracuse: 315-233-4333; Utica: 315-732-0713

Rep. Nick Langworthy, NY District 23

  • Washington, DC: 202-225-3161; Jamestown: 716-488-8111; Olean: 585-543-5033; Corning: 607-377-3130; Clarence: 716-547-6844

Other districts? Go to and look for H.R.549 to see who has and has not signed on. Spread the word to family and friends. We need this Bill! Read the full bill and keep track of progress with the link below.



Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)  

202-224-4451 (DC), 585-263-6250 (Rochester)

Charles Schumer (D-NY)

As Majority Leader, Sen. Schumer does not sign on to Bills. 

202-224-6542 (DC), 585-263-5866 (Rochester)