Screening Saves Lives Campaign
Advocating to Increase Funding for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program!
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) provides free mammogram and PAP screenings to uninsured women. African American and Latina women rely on this program more than any other group because they are more likely to be uninsured. However, the program is significantly underfunded and today is out of money.
Therefore, the ultimate goal of our Screening Saves Lives!! Advocacy Campaign is to ensure that the state program is fully funded to cover ALL eligible uninsured women. As an initial step, and given the current state budget issues, we are urging the Illinois Governor and General Assembly to fund the program at $25 million for this upcoming year (FY13) and urging the Governor to transfer at least $5 million into the program today.
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