Forums New posts Search forums. Media New media New comments Search media. Resources Latest reviews New resources Search resources. Attachment List. Log in Register. Search titles only.
Breast Cancer Protection Act
'Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act' to provide patients with better coverage - canalsalud.info
This page was updated on November 02, , to incorporate the corrections in Vol. Introduction The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of ACA will increase insurance coverage for US citizens and for breast and cervical cancer screening through insurance expansions and regulatory changes. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the number of low-income women who would gain health insurance after implementation of the ACA and thus be able to obtain cancer screening. Methods We used the nationally representative American Community Survey to estimate the determinants of insurance status for women in Massachusetts, assuming full implementation of the ACA. We extrapolated findings to simulate the effects of the ACA on each state.
Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
Any health benefit plan that is offered, issued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, , that provides medical and surgical benefits with respect to the treatment of breast cancer and other breast conditions shall ensure that coverage is provided for not less than forty-eight 48 hours of inpatient care following a mastectomy and not less than twenty-four 24 hours of inpatient care following a lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the provision of inpatient coverage where the attending physician in consultation with the patient determines that a shorter period of hospital stay is appropriate. Any plan subject to subsection B of this section shall also provide coverage for reconstructive breast surgery performed as a result of a partial or total mastectomy. Because breasts are a paired organ, any such reconstructive breast surgery shall include coverage for all stages of reconstructive breast surgery performed on a nondiseased breast to establish symmetry with a diseased breast when reconstructive surgery on the diseased breast is performed, provided that the reconstructive surgery and any adjustments made to the nondiseased breast must occur within twenty-four 24 months of reconstruction of the diseased breast.
Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that have the potential to harm cells. They are created when an atom or a molecule a chemical that has two or more atoms either gains or loses an electron a small negatively charged particle found in atoms. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and play an important role in many normal cellular processes 1 , 2. At high concentrations, however, free radicals can be hazardous to the body and damage all major components of cells, including DNA, proteins, and cell membranes. The damage to cells caused by free radicals, especially the damage to DNA, may play a role in the development of cancer and other health conditions 1 , 2.