Maryanne Posted May 7, 2007 Share Posted May 7, 2007 http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/ ... thanks.php 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. If you're receiving this, it's > because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to 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 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 on. > > PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not > give more than your name and zip code. > > http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast ... ledge.html > > This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family > and, on behalf of all women, > THANKS. > > > Celestine Grace, MPH > Director, School-based Health and Community Partnerships > Aurora Health Care > 950 N. 12th Street, Suite A412 > Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233 > Celestine.Grace@aurora.org > Telephone - 414-219-7284 > Fax - 414-219-7709 Maryanne > > Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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