December 1, 2009
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Nevada Senator Harry Reid today highlighted the importance of preventative health care services for women. The first amendment offered to the Senate health care bill will require all health plans to cover comprehensive women’s preventive care and screenings—including mammograms—at no additional cost to women. It will also preserve the doctor-patient relationship and protect patients’ ability to consult with their doctors on what services are best for them. "[This proposal] makes clear what the Republicans claim that the decision whether or when to get a mammogram, should be left up to the patient and the doctor. That decision should not be made by a bureaucrat," said Reid.