Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress

A mastectomy is a procedure that removes a woman's breast in order to remove cancerous cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy (my mother being one of them), you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

Mastectomy Bill in Congress
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important. Please take the time and do it really quickly!
Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all women. 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.

PLEASE sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name, email and zip code number. This takes about 10 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS.



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