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Speak Out For Men With Breast Cancer! - PLEASE SIGN!!!

Health & Wellness  (tags: Breast Cancer, Men, Medical Insurance, Coverage )

- 1764 days ago -
Tell Medicaid to stop refusing coverage to men with breast cancer just because they are men!

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Animae C (513)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:12 am
Thank You for Signing!
Goal: 30,000 • Progress: 15,977

Anna Undebeck (256)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:52 am
S&S. Thanks Monica!

Autumn S (151)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:19 am
Thank You for Signing!

Elizabeth O (94)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:21 am

Christeen A (369)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:36 am

Kit B (276)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:35 am

Thank You for Signing! Thanks Monica - this is a group that does not get the attention or support that is needed.

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:05 am
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:31 am
Done-thx Monica

S S (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:43 am
Thank you.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:26 pm

M B (62)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:28 pm
signed & noted, thanks.

Janet R (38)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:24 pm
Signed, thanks for alerting us to this, I didn't know.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted and signed

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:24 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:25 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Monica.

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:16 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:39 pm
Petition signed. It makes me sick to read how insurance companies try to get out of caring for patients for one reason or another. Cancer is cancer, and no matter what sex a person is, they need to be treated to take care of getting rid of it out of their bodies. Thanks Monica

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:40 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:59 pm
Glad that we have universal health care and don't have to put up with this stupidity...greedy insurance companies.

reft h (66)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:13 am
This story was originally from 2011. There is an update:

By Joan Raymond contributor updated 8/22/2011 3:31:07 PM ET

Raymond Johnson was due for some good news.

Earlier this month, reported that because he’s a man , Johnson, 26, of South Carolina, was denied Medicaid coverage after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

But late last week, Johnson got the call he was waiting for: South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services is granting him coverage, after all.

Johnson, a tile layer who worked about 30 hours a week making $9 per hour, could not afford private insurance. He discovered he had Stage II breast cancer after visiting a local emergency room for chest pain.

Although he was not eligible for traditional Medicaid coverage, Johnson was told to apply for coverage under Medicaid’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act, an 11-year-old federal mandate designed to help people who may not fit into traditional Medicaid eligibility requirements. But the program only provides care for women."

For more of the story:

reft h (66)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 12:18 am
The article goes on to state:

The national media attention Johnson’s plight has received has raised the profile not only of male breast cancer, but has also raised awareness of what it means to be Medicaid eligible.

“There is a misperception that Medicaid is for all poor people, when you actually have to fit into a very specific category, much of which is determined at the state level,” explained Jeff Stensland, a health department spokesperson. For example, if Johnson was diagnosed with, say, colorectal cancer or a brain tumor, he still wouldn’t get coverage under Medicaid. South Carolina, like most states, does not provide Medicaid to single, childless adults."

I don't know much about the Medicaid program but I didn't know it was so discriminatory.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 1:04 am
Gladly signed and noted. Thank you.

Monica T (278)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:50 am
Thanks for the info, June...

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:11 am
Signed and noted.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:44 am
Signed and noted thanks

Joanne A (47)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:59 am
Signed and noted. Thanks

Kathleen R (138)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:14 am
signed & noted

Winn A (179)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:21 am

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 2:00 pm

Robert O (12)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:46 am
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