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Rep. DeLauro Seeking To Stop Task Force From Issuing New Set Of Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

The Congressional Quarterly (6/26, Young, Subscription Publication) reports that Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), “the top Democratic House appropriator for federal health programs, is seeking to stop a federal task force from issuing a new set of breast cancer screening recommendations that she says would make mammography more expensive and thus inaccessible for some women in their 40s.” Rep. DeLauro “thanked House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., for a new provision in his spending bill that’s intended to block the planned new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force for a year.” Rep. DeLauro “said she is concerned that a new set of recommendations from the task force could lead insurers to require women in their 40s to pay part of the cost of mammograms.”
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