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KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 28 May 2007 22:53 · Edited by: KittenClaw22


Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress 2007

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.
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.

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. THEN click on the "Sign the Petition" box.

You need not give more than your name and zip code.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy _pledge.html

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family and on behalf of all women.

THANKS.


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# Posted: 29 May 2007 03:29


I signed it and sent it to all my friends and family.


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# Posted: 29 May 2007 06:14


Thanks, done.

This is just like when they used to shoo women out of the hospital after giving birth less than 24 hrs before.


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