MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer and it’s in remission.
The 67-year-old Moore announced Tuesday during a congressional committee hearing that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months.
Moore says it’s a cancer she will live with for the rest of her life, but because of her high-quality health insurance “it is not a cancer I will die from.”
I am living with Small Cell Lymphoma,” she posted on Facebook. “This is a cancer I will have for the rest of my life, but, because of my high-quality healthcare and insurance coverage, it is not a cancer I will die from. I am announcing my remission today to remind everyone on this committee that I am a living example of the lifesaving value of essential health benefits. For my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that is a cost worth paying.”
Moore says she decided to announce that her cancer was in remission to remind members of the House Ways and Means Committee that she is a living example of the value of essential health benefits insurance coverage.
Moore has represented Milwaukee in Congress since 2005. Prior to that she served in the state Legislature for 16 years.