Help restore patient and consumer rights to breast cancer patients and their families:
- Sign Lifetime's growing petition. Lifetime will continue to deliver the signatures to Congress and make your voice heard.
- Call or write your members of Congress and ask them to support the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. You may reach your member of Congress by calling the U.S. House of Representatives switchboard at 202-225-3121. To find your representative in Congress, go to: http://www.house.gov/.
Thank you for supporting the petition. With more than 25 million signatures, your voice continues to be heard!
January 2011: DeLauro Renews Efforts to End Drive-Through Mastectomies
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act on the first day of the 112th Congress. With an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer found in American women last year, it is critical that they receive the care they need. The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, which passed the House of Representatives in 110th Congress but not in the Senate, would give patients and their doctors more control over treatment decisions.
May 2010: Wellpoint Guarantees 48-Hour Hospital Stay After Mastectomies
After Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro delivered a memo citing the number of Lifetime petition signatures in favor of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, health benefits company Wellpoint Inc. guaranteed a 48-hour hospital stay as a standard clinical benefit to all patients with breast cancer who have mastectomies. Also, 20 states now have laws protecting patients' rights to an adequate hospital stay following a mastectomy.
We encourage you to thank Wellpoint Inc. by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
October 2009: Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro Submits Lifetime Signatures to Congress
Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, and urged Congressional action on her legislation, H.R. 1691, the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. She presented to Congress Lifetime's petition with 25 million signatures.