Friday, April 28, 2006

Save mammograms for American women.

A couple of days ago, I posted on the decline in health insurance coverage rates for Americans both across the board, and especially in the lower middle class.

One point that I referred to was the fact that Americans get routine screenings less often, including mammograms.

So, what is the solution proposed by the Republican Senate? Senate bill S. 1955 which would eliminate the requirement that insurers cover the cost of mammograms.

So, instead of helping provide mammograms for women who don't have coverage, the Senate wants to 'equalize' things by getting rid of the coverage for those who have them now.

If you want to take action on this, follow this link to the American Cancer Society where they will give you information on how to contact your Senators about this issue.


Karen said...

Thanks for the link... just went over and signed!

EAPrez said...

Hate to just post this here but here's an article I was reading today that you might be interested in Eli about health care in America: