There are currently some insurance companies trying to make mastectomies (the removal of one or both breasts in the treatment of breast cancer) an outpatient procedure. Knowing that every patient is different and that some breast cancer patients require more care than others, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro has reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act bill into congress.
If passed, this bill will effectively give the patient and her doctor the right to determine whether she should recover from a mastectomy in a hospital for at least 48 hours following surgery – instead of leaving this important decision in the hands of insurance companies. Currently 20 states mandate this minimum inpatient coverage after a mastectomy, but with the passage of this bill, this policy will become nationwide.
Please click the read more link to learn more about this important bill.