Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation - Mastectomy Bill in Congress
PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give
more than your name and zip code number.
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. Lifetime Television has put this bill on
their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Last year over half
the House signed on.
From a nurse:
I'll never forget the look in my patientÂ¢s eyes when I had to tell them they had
to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the
Doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they
would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies. So there I sat with
my patient giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves,
knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the
glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they
A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous
breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know
that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterward. Ins uran ce companies are
trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance
to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days af ter surgery.
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important! Please take the time and do
it really quick!
bump. lets please keep this going
The link doesn't work. It just says page not found.
sorry about the link! here is the correct one
Thanks for caring!!!! Just signesd!!!!
Glad you posted this one again, tmt!
Time to go sign up, this is really important!
Thanks for posting this. I have signed.