Annie sent me this e-mail:
Here is a link to a petition started by Lifetime TV to support legislation which will require health insurance companies to keep women who have had mastectomies for a minimum 48 hours after surgery. It just takes a minute to add your name….
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 doctors, still groggy from anesthesia and some times with drainage tubes still attached.
You need not give more than your name, state and zip code.
Here’s the link: