NU Online News Service, April 15, 6:59 p.m. – Democratic governors have signed at least three major new mastectomy-related bills into law in the past three weeks.
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner has signed H.B. 662, a bill that requires state-regulated health insurers and health maintenance organizations to pay for reconstructive surgery after mastectomies for breast cancer.
Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon has signed H.B. 1111, a bill that requires certificates of coverage for group health coverage in Indiana to require reonstructive surgery, even if the certificate is related to an insurance policy issued or delivered in another state.