In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, CARE About Fibroids and 17 leading fibroids and women's health stakeholders joined a letter of support penned by the Black Womens' Health Imperative for The Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act (H.R.6383/S.4397). Sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the bill would direct the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct and expand upon uterine fibroids research, as well as Medicaid coverage of treatment options for this health condition. CARE About Fibroids is proud to join BWHI and our stakeholder partners in supporting this vitally important effort.
"More research and education are needed to reduce the burden of uterine fibroids in the U.S. We, the undersigned, are dedicated to improving the health of the women we serve. We applaud the efforts of the U.S. House of Representatives in recognizing and elevating this issue. We look forward to working with Congress, stakeholders and women’s health advocates to ensure that this often devastating condition is given the attention it deserves so no woman suffers needlessly."
The letter in its entirety can be read here.