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in Support of The Breast Cancer Protection Act-Truth!
widely circulated message encourages recipients to sign an online
petition in support of "The Breast Cancer Protection Act"
in the U.S. Congress. It would require insurance companies to
cover a minimum of a 48 hour hospital stay for women who have
undergone mastectomies. You are linked to Lifeline television
for the petition.
Truth According to Lifetime TV, this is true. A petition was circulated
by Lifetime in 1996, but the Breast Cancer Protection Act never came
to vote. The measure has been reintroduced b y U.S.
representative Rosa DeLauro. Their goal is to prevent women
from having to leaving the hospital after a mastectomy before they
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Subject: BREAST CANCER DETECTION
A minute of your time for all of the women in your life. Have a
If you are receiving this it's because I think you are a loving,
caring person who will take the time to vote on an important issue.
Then, please copy and paste the message below, and send this
information to others you know who will do the same.
There's a proposed bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection
Act. This act will require insurance companies to cover a minimum
48-hour hospital stay for any patient undergoing a mastectomy. This
act would eliminate the current "drive-through mastectomy" procedure
where women are forced to go home hours after surgery - still groggy
from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached -
against the wishes of their doctor..
Lifetime Television has put this proposed bill on their web page with
a petition drive so you can demonstrate your support. Last year,
more than 50% of the Congressional House signed on.
PLEASE, sign the petition and help women living with breast cancer
get the care they need and deserve!!