Archive for September, 2010

September 23rd: Six Months in to the Affordable Care Act

Posted By on September 23rd, 2010 at 1:25 pm | 805 comments.

On September 23, 2010, the new Patients’ Bill of Rights protections kick into gear, adding to the number of individuals and families benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.  Starting now, these changes go into effect:

  • Children with pre-existing conditions will be able to get insurance coverage for their health care needs.
  • New private insurance plans will be required to cover preventive services, screenings and tests, without co-pays
  • Women will be able to go directly to their OB/GYN without a referral, removing that extra step
  • Your choice of primary care doctor is protected
  • Insurers are prohibited from charging extra when you need emergency care outside the plan’s network

The website includes a brief summary of the new restrictions for insurers and new rights for consumers that begin to take effect now.

Bid on a TV to help women battling breast cancer in PA

Posted By on September 20th, 2010 at 8:19 am | 111 comments.

Here at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, one of our main sources of fundraising is from our Grassroots Partners.  These GPs, as we call them, help the Coalition continue its mission to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to!  Grassroots Partners hold a variety of events, sales, raffles, etc. to raise funds that stay in Pennsylvania to help the women and families that have been touched by breast cancer.

Through the generous help of Craig Thorne and Sharp Electronics, the PBCC has a 22″ Sharp Aquos 1080p HD LED LCD TV for sale on eBay.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of this TV will help the PBCC continue its daily work.  Take a look at the eBay listing and bid on this great TV for your home or office today!  Hurray, the listing ends on Friday, September 25th at 8:00 AM EST!

Thanks for your continued support!  The women of Pennsylvania thank you!

A Frequent Question: What do you do?

Posted By on September 8th, 2010 at 2:56 pm | 126 comments.

Every day I drive from my home in Elizabethtown to Ephrata.  I have friends who go to work and feel like they don’t have a purpose in his or her workplace.  That is NOT the feeling I have every morning on my commute.

I started interning with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition in January 2009.  I quickly learned about how things work in the office and around the state.  It is simply inspiring to see the drive of our full time staff, but also our advocates in communities across PA.  I knew I was going to like it here.  I am entering my fourth month of full time employment with the PBCC and my 21st month of knowing leading champions in the breast cancer cause.

Almost daily, our staff receives phone calls and e-mails asking how the PBCC can help those diagnosed with breast cancer or how people in the community can get involved with our organization.  There are many answers to both of those questions.  To help, I’ve included our mission video below.  Yes, it may be 12 minutes long, but believe me, it’s 12 minutes that will show you the effect this non-profit has across the state.


Now, what can you do?  How can you have an impact on the women and families in Pennsylvania fighting breast cancer?  Here are a few simple ways:

This is a short list of how you can contribute to what the PA Breast Cancer Coalition does on a daily basis.  If you have questions about anything that is listed here or have a new idea, please feel free to contact us at or 1-800-377-8828!