Thursday, October 9, 2008

A couple of months ago I brought this up but I thought it was worth bringing up again since there has been some recent moment on this issue. On September 25, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, which would end the practice of "drive-through" mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital within hours of undergoing major breast cancer surgery. The vote was 421-2. The legislation was introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and was sponsored by 223 Representatives from both sides of the aisle. The bill guarantees that the patient and her doctor can make the decision of whether she will go home or stay in the hospital for 48 hours after a mastectomy.

But the act still needs your support! Sign the petition below now and urge the Senate and the president from letting the insurance companies cut back on coverage on cancer surgeries and more importantly, breast cancer surgeries. My wife had a double mastectomy and I know first hand how rough of a time it was for her. This is an extremely tough thing for a woman to deal with both physically and emotionally. If you haven’t already signed the petition, please take a couple of minutes to go to the site and sign it, you only need to give your name, email, and zip code. Aren’t the women in our lives worth it!

Here is the link to the Lifetime petition:

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