Breast cancer hospitalization bill

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Brnadebt
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/25/2006 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Subject: Mastectomy Bill in Congress

If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomy's 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. If you are receiving this it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go and vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same.

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 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.

PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below.
You need not give more than your name and zip code number.
http:! //www.li fetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family THANKS


My sister in law sent this to me and I felt it would be a good one for all of us to sign.
Bernadette


Kattbird
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 243
   Posted 6/3/2006 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Someone sent this to me in an email and aI signed it.

debbiR
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 6/3/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   

They have been trying to pass this bill for at least 5 yrs. I don't know what we have to do to get Congress to open their eyes. Call your elected officials. Find out who is the lobbyist and contact them because evidently they aren't doing a very good job. This is important. Hope that everyone will take the time to sign it.

Deb


 

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