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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 22, 2020

by Abigail Johnston

Did you know that Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients need to wait five (5) months after a terminal diagnosis to be eligible to receive social security? And then another twenty-four (24) months after eligibility for social security to receive Medicare?

Here’s how Adiba highlights the issue …

In 2019, for the annual Metavivor Stampede, I traveled to Washington DC with my husband and a large group other MBC cancer-havers from Florida to advocate for the passage of HB2178 and SB1374, titled the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, which would eliminate the waiting periods for Social Security and Medicare for those of us diagnosed with MBC. There is already a waiver for those individuals with ALS (a/k/a Lou Gehrig’s disease) and it makes perfect logical sense to extend the same accommodation to other diseases. Eventually, I believe everyone with metastatic cancer should have the same waivers.

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Note:

Don’t forget about the Carrot Ranch Rodeo #3 Contest this week. You have almost 5 more days. Midnight Monday PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

We are in the 3-week countdown to closing on our house and moving to Arizona. But no worries, I’m checking my website feedback daily for new entries. However, I’m taking a break for a week from blogging other than reblogging Abigail’s articles.

You can also enter by email at MarshaAlwaysWrite@tchistorygal.net. The form on the website does not format your entry or let you highlight the words from “Git Along Little Dogies.”

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    • You are welcome. That is an extremely valuable post. My first husband had a genetic disease and couldn’t work. We had to wait for five months and had next to nothing for income. However, we prayed and Mark received two inheritances that he had not expected. But not everyone is so lucky.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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