Mothering Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
878 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Mastectomy Bill in Congress<br><br>
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important...please take the time and do it really quick!<br><br>
Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all women.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 4 8-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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number.<br><br><a href="http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html" target="_blank">http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/bre...my_pledge.html</a><br><br>
This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,746 Posts
Thanks for posting this Christianmomof3.<br>
I will be passing this along.<br><br>
Take Care,<br>
Erika<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/homeschool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="homeschool">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
724 Posts
An outpatient procedure!!??? What are they thinking? My mom had a mast and reconstructive surgery in the same day and she was in the hospital for several days. In the ICU over night. It took her months several months to get back to normal. These people are crazy!
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top