Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act
I am posting this for Women’s Health and Women’s Rights, and sincerely hope you join me in signing the petition to get this protective legislation passed. Please take a moment to read through the information about this bill and to sign the petition. Health care is a personal thing, specific to the individual. Care should be determined by the patient and by the doctor – not dictated and automatically restricted by insurance companies’ policies.
There’s a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It’s about eliminating the ‘drive-through mastectomy’ where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.
More information on this bill (links):
- SIGN the Petition
- Background on the bill
- Issue validation by Snopes
- Letter of Appreciation from AMA (American Medical Association) to Representative DeLauro for sponsoring the bill
- Congresswoman DeLauro’s website; The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, H.R. 536
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