When I heard that women had to go home only hours after a mastectomy, I was physically ill from the remorse of the state of health care in this amazing country! Please….join me and LifetimeTV…in Urging Congress to stop “Drive-Through” Mastectomies!
The Bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Gets First Congressional Hearing in 12 Years
On Wednesday, May 21, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held, for the first time ever, a hearing on the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. Championed by Representative DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Snowe (R-ME) and Landrieu (D-LA), this bill would eliminate the practice of “drive-through” mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their physically and emotionally difficult breast cancer surgeries before they and their doctors may feel they are ready to go home. For the millions of women and families who have shared their horrific stories of “drive-through” mastectomies on myLifetime.com, this hearing — an important first step toward the passage of this bill — is 12 years too late. But for the nearly 200,000 women who will face breast cancer this year, it is about time.