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Know Your Rights – Oregon, SW Washington & National Resources

LOCAL & NATIONAL RESOURCES
TO HELP YOU ALONG YOUR JOURNEY

pink Lemonade Project and its programs serves all 36 counties in Oregon and six in SW Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum). Each of our programs have different eligibility criteria, and sometimes a specific grant or donation allows us to expand services for a period of time, so please refer to our programs page (Ways We Can Help – Pink Lemonade Project) for more information for each program.

We want you to know that there is a community of care for those affected by breast cancer.  Therefore, we have compiled a list of additional resources to help you through your breast cancer treatment and recovery.

Compiled below is a list of local and national breast cancer organizations, medical centers, community partners, local businesses and more who are here to help you along your breast cancer journey. You can click on ‘Select a Category’ to search by several pre-selected categories or type words/phrases, etc. into the ‘Search’ box.

Please note that we continue to add resources to this page and that we make every effort to ensure that the information provided is current.

Know Your Rights

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Biography

The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Mastectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the breast. This federal law requires most group insurance plans that cover mastectomies to also cover breast reconstruction. It was signed into law on October 21, 1998. The United States Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services oversee this law.

There are additional protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years ( a plan year can be any 12-month period that the insurer chooses) beginning on or after January 1, 2014, a group health plan generally cannot limit or deny benefits relating to a pre-existing condition.

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