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Mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by an average of 15%. New recommendations against routine mammograms for women aged 40-49 have been issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Other major health care providers, including the American Cancer Society, disagree with the new recommendations.
Tell state insurance regulators not to allow insurance companies to restrict access to mammograms. Sign the petition & tell a friend today!
Dear National Association of Insurance Commissioners
President Roger A. Sevigny,
President-Elect Jane L. Cline,
& association members:
In spite of the recent controversy regarding whether routine mammograms should be given to women aged 40-49, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society, as well as countless other experts, agree that mammograms reduce the rate of death due to breast cancer by an average of fifteen percent.
We, your constituents, ask that you prevent recent USPSTF recommendations from being used to restrict access to mammograms for women. Your decisions and legislation will help decide whether women in each state get to choose the best preventive care options with the help of their doctors, or insurance companies make that choice for them by not covering appropriate care.
Please make your own recommendations wisely. Do not allow insurance companies to restrict access to life-saving mammograms. Let patient and doctor decide what preventive care is appropriate and necessary.