Ultrasound Test Coverage Now Law

July 18, 2019

Harold Kritzman, Jan Kritzman and Rep. Gary Turco

Dense breast tissue can mask a very early stage breast cancer that a routine mammogram cannot detect. A follow up ultrasound test can spot cancers that otherwise would go unchecked. Forty percent of women have dense breast tissue and twenty five percent of post-menopausal women have dense breasts. Notification of density is a federal law that was recently passed, but health insurance did not cover follow-up ultrasound testing.

This legislation will allow peace of mind for women that could not afford the costs of additional testing after a diagnosis of dense breasts and I am happy to have played a major role in its passage.

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For more information on dense breast and early detection methods for cancer, visit https://www.areyoudense.org/