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Mastectomy legislation

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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 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.

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Please can someone say i live with them and include my name - I am a BIG supporter of the cause to eliminate breast cancer once and for all - never took much notice until 9.5 years ago and I met my wife - now I am planning on doing a skydive maybe early next year from 15000 feet in aid of breast cancer. I would not be able to take it if anything happened to my wife and I would give her my last breath if it helped her in any way.
Unfortunately, the web site fails to recognise a Zip code like mine in the UK
My grateful thanks

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Kev - here are some you can use (relatives of mine 68059 and 68005.I have the same problem, and have permission to use the addresses.
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THIS IS SO IMPORMENT(sp) I signed it.
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I signed this petition and left Name, Address, and E-mail adress. I also made a comment about my feelings on Insurance companies regulating when a patient must go home after surgery.

This is a sore subject with me since it has happened to me(not breast cancer but ovarian cancer) my insurance company insisted that I be sent home after major surgery and according to my Doctor at that time I was not ready to be released from the hospital.
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