Moms of Law Enforcement Officers
(Moms of L.E.O.)
HELP SUPPORT THIS MAMMO30 BILL TO BE AN ADMENDMENT TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THAT WILL CREATE AWARENESS FOR EARLY DETECTION IN BREAST CANCER IN WOMAN STARTING AT AGE 30.
To: United States Congress and The House of Representatives
This Bill may be cited as the “Mammo30 Women’s Preventive Care Act”
I am a strong advocate for early detection and treatment of cancer, and increased education and funding. I am all for health reform to lower health care costs for those who already have health benefits and expand access to those who do not currently have coverage. Therefore, all Americans should have access to high quality, affordable health care. By repealing an amendment will relieve the burden of extra pocket expense that is likely to result in higher costs for employees, higher deductibles, and other add-ons, such as routine breast examinations for early detection of breast cancer at age 30 and up.
My daughter was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the time of her double mastectomy. She is still continuing chemo treatments since she was diagnosed at the age of 35 in the year 2016. Had she waited to get a yearly mammogram at the age of 40, her situation may have been fatal. This early detection saved my daughter’s life.
An amendment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should allow routine yearly mammograms screenings starting at age 30 as a wellness prevention fully covered by health care providers. Early detection is finding and diagnosing a disease earlier than might have happened if you’d waited for symptoms to start. Plans that cover families who have experienced “unfortunate, catastrophic” health issue can be pricey. An amendment will emerge as a significant financial burden placed on the American people by the federal government on rising cost on health care plans.