Breast Cancer Survivors in New York to Receive Insurance Coverage

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Breast cancer survivors in New York will soon be receiving help during their recovery.

Governor Hochul signed a bill that will ensure that survivors have proper health insurance coverage for chest reconstruction surgery after a masectomy. Under the new law, both breast reconstruction and chest wall reconstruction will be covered by insurance.

“Breast cancer survivors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by our health care system,” Governor Hochul said. “Women who choose chest wall reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy will now have insurance coverage for the procedure and the necessary information to select this option. I am proud to sign this law during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urge every woman in New York to get a mammogram this year.”

According to the governor’s office, roughly one in eight women in the U-S will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes.


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