Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill

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Sorry everyone, but it’s the beggining of the year and I have to show my support for the causes I care about. I already gave $10 of my tax money to the NC Wildlife Foundation for January and I am bowling for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in February. In March it will probably be my Arbor Day Foundation and I will probably wait until October to really do something for Breast Cancer (since that’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month), but for now I can try to do my part…

On September 25, 2003, Lifetime Television delivered more than 5 million petition signatures to Capitol Hill. Sign our petition now to help end drive-through mastectomies once and for all.

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill – Important legislation for all women.
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 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 and help women living with breast cancer get the care they need and deserve! There is no cost or monetary pledge involved. You need not give more than your name and zip code number.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html

2 Comments

  1. Avatar La said:

    I signed mine- when you work with cancer survivors- you know how important this is. We need to take part in any way we can.

    February 5, 2004
  2. Avatar Erin said:

    Actually, this is pretty fitting since a boob is the biggest newsworthy item right now. Let’s turn it into something positive and show support for Breast Cancer.

    February 5, 2004

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