N.J. bill would mandate coverage of more breast tests

05/7/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

New Jersey legislators are considering a bill that would make health insurers pay for additional tests if mammogram data indicate a patient has dense breast tissue. "A mammogram will detect only about 48% of tumors in women with dense breast tissue, meaning the rest will elude early detection," said Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, a sponsor of the bill. Connecticut and Illinois have similar legislation, said Are You Dense Advocacy President Nancy Cappello.

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