No more cancer screenings for you
Just the way everyone wants to start their work week -- with word of their healthcare benefits being stripped away. Via Christy at Fireddoglake, there's a bill in Congress right now, the Enzi bill (S. 1955), that would allow insurers to bypass state regulations requiring insurers to cover:
- cancer screenings,
- emergency services,
- mental health care, and
- diabetic supplies.
Not only would they not have to cover these services anymore, they would also be allowed to jack up the price. Those yearly mammograms? Out the window. Prostate cancer? Tough luck. And watch out if you're a diabetic who needs birth control and treatment for your depression-- you're really getting screwed.
Go here to send a message to your representatives, telling them to stop the Enzi bill (S. 1995).