Senate OKs Women's Care Amendment In Health Bill

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 5:41 PM EST) -- In its first amendment to the health care overhaul, the U.S. Senate has voted for a provision sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., that would force insurance companies to pay for the entire cost of preventive care such as mammograms for women.

The Senate voted 61-39 to approve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's first amendment, which has 14 co-sponsors, including Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

Under the new amendment, according to Mikulski, women's health experts will create guidelines for the types...
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