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Petition in Support of The Breast Cancer Protection Act-Truth!

Petition in Support of The Breast Cancer Protection ActTruth!

 
 
Summary of eRumor:
 
A widely circulated message encourages recipients to sign an online petition in support of “The Breast Cancer Protection Act” in the U.S. Congress.  It would require insurance companies to cover a minimum of a 48 hour hospital stay for women who have undergone mastectomies.  You are linked to Lifeline television for the petition.
The Truth:
According to Lifetime TV, this is true.  A petition was circulated by Lifetime in 1996, but the Breast Cancer Protection Act never came to vote.  The measure has been reintroduced b y U.S. representative Rosa DeLauro.  Their goal is to prevent women from having to leaving the hospital after a mastectomy before they are ready.
Updated 8/2/01
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Click here for the Lifetime TV page