Thursday, September 13, 2007

Have you ever written your Congressperson?

You should know how to contact our Congress. You know there's something you feel strongly about.

Find out how to contact your Senators here.

Find out how to contact your Representative here.

For instance, 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 doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Here's a form letter you can use. Write on behalf of yourself or a woman you care about.

In January 2007, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S. 459/H.R.758). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get
quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery.
I ask for your support on this important legislation.

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