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Jimmy Gomez

From the office of:

Jimmy Gomez


Sending Office: Honorable Jimmy Gomez
Sent By:
Charlie.Arnowitz@mail.house.gov

 

Invest in Women’s Health

Endorsed by: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Reproductive Health,

 

Dear Colleague,

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act. Jeanette Acosta was a former Congressional staffer and White House intern who lost her battle with cervical cancer. A resident of my district, Jeanette
was a fierce advocate, and her story illustrates the importance of preventive women’s health screenings.

The Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act would expand access to preventive, life-saving screenings at safety net healthcare providers.

The Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019 would:

  • Create new grants:

    • For public and nonprofit entities to expand preventive services, with an emphasis on increasing access to critical, life-saving cancer screenings, Pap tests, human papillomavirus vaccination, and diagnostic tests for women with cancer symptoms, particularly
      women of color

  • Establish new demonstration programs:

    • A new training model for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers related to life-saving breast and gynecologic cancer screening for women, including specialty training for treating low-income and women of color

    • Medicare coverage of cervical cancer and HPV co-testing

  • Study

    • Ways to increase access to cancer screening for all women

    • Awareness of effective screening options for Medicare beneficiaries

To sign on or for more information, please contact Charlie Arnowitz in my office (charlie.arnowitz@mail.house.gov or 6-3749) by
Tuesday, June 4 COB. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

Jimmy Gomez

Member of Congress

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