Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mastectomy Hospital Bill

Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress
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 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 quick!
Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill
- Important legislation for all women.Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. .
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 and zip code number. This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS.


Carole Burant said...

Hopefully all the voices will be heard!! Thanks Jean! Hugs xox

TJ said...

I'm going to go right over and sign and send it to my sister who had a "double mastectomy"...I'll never in my life forget the pain she was in...and her trying to get me to stop crying, while she felt like and elephant was sitting on her chest!!
Thanks so much for sharing this!!

Susie said...

The HMO we belong to is already doing this. I witnessed it myself the day Bill had his surgery in Sept. They are doing same day surgeries for so many things these days. All in the name of saving a few bucks...