Let Her Decide Congressional Call-In Day: Postponed

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Let Her Decide Congressional Call-In Day


Due to Coronavirus, the scheduled LHD Call-In has been postponed.  This was the activity highlighted in the recent Essential Advantage newsletter asking people to call their legislators to ask for support of The Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act, H.R. 1370/S. 562.  The original date referenced in the newsletter and our Facebook page was April 1st.  In the past week we rescheduled for April 15th due to most Capitol buildings being closed through the end of March.  As of now, Capitol buildings are recommended to remain closed until May 1st.   We will continue to assess the situation and keep you posted for the new call-in date once established.  

What you can do: 

The next best thing to a call-in campaign is sending an email.  

Currently, most legislative staff members are working remotely.  Sending a message directly to a health policy staff member will be most effective.  Essentially Women can help connect you with the appropriate staff member.  Email Nikki at [email protected] and provide your legislator’s names.  Click here for assistance in finding legislators.   

Contact Essentially Women with any questions.   
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The House of Representatives and Senate are both in session on April 15, 2020. Let’s make our voices heard and call our Senators and Representatives asking them to sign-on to support S. 562/H.R. 1370, the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke when we say that the breast is one of the only body parts not covered by Medicare as a custom prosthetic replacement! Women deserve to make the choice for themselves.

What? Let your Senators and Representative know you want them to sign-onto S. 562/H.R. 1370, the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act

Why? Your Senators and Representatives are elected to represent YOU, their constituent. If they don’t hear from you about what’s important, they won’t know.

Who? You and anyone else impacted by the Custom Breast Prosthesis Legislation

Goal: Ask for support and sponsorship of S. 562 (Senators) and H.R. 1370 (Representatives) and indicate that this is an important issue to you as a constituent.

How: Call the United States Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. An operator will connect you with the office.

What to Say:

  • Introduce yourself, including your city and state
  • I am calling today to respectfully request that Senator/Congressman (last name) consider signing-onto S.562/H.R.1370, the Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act.
  • Explain this legislation will allow Medicare to recognize custom breast prosthesis as an option after mastectomy surgery. Provide a personal story of how custom breast prosthetics have made an impact in your life/business or a client’s life.
  • Be authentic as you explain why women need to have all choices available.
  • Thank him/her for his/her time and consideration.

After the Phone Call: Follow-up with a personal email to their official website. Find their official website by looking up your zip code here. 



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