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After lots of controversy surrounding their alleged rescission of the policies of breast cancer patients, WellPoint–one of America’s largest health insurance companies–is taking some steps to help patients and rehab their image.
Currently, a federal law is pending that will offer greater consumer protection to these women. However, WellPoint CEO Angela Braly has vowed to implement many of its provisions early, including medical insurance coverage for a voluntary minimum 48-hour hospital stay after a mastectomy.
Whether or not Representative Rosa DeLauro’s Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act passes or falls victim to general anti-healthcare reform sentiment (although its chances look bright–who wants to vote against cancer sufferers during an election year?), WellPoint will take these steps as of July 1st.