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S Amdt 1241 - Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Richard Shelby voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (55-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that expands health care services for cancer patients.

Highlights:
  • Allows patients, in accordance with their physician, to determine in their health care plan a period of time necessary for a hospital stay following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer.
  • Requires insurers to provide coverage for a patient seeking a second opinion from a specialist on a cancer diagnosis.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment

Sponsors

  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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