Battlepanda: Would you like swabs with that?


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Friday, September 07, 2007

Would you like swabs with that?

I am somewhat horrified that I'm signing a petition on the Lifetime TV network site, but not horrified enough not to pass it on, because it genuinely seem kinda important.

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 first heard of the issue from an email sent to me by a good friend just the other day. However, a little googling revealed that some lawmakers have been banging on this issue since at least 1997, and got nowhere. According to Blondesensethey tried to pass a bill addressing this last year too, which didn't pass. Try, try and try again, I guess.