About This Bill
- This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
- This bill is primarily about health
- Introduced Feb. 26, 2019
- Latest Major Action Feb. 26, 2019
- See the three similar bills introduced in other congresses.
Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act This bill provides for Medicare coverage of custom fabricated breast prostheses following the surgical removal of the breast (i.e., a mastectomy), including replacements of such prostheses. Currently, Medicare covers surgically implanted breast prostheses, as well as some external breast prostheses (e.g., post-surgical bras).
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Introduced in the Senate by Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)