New Law Eliminates Out-of-Pocket Mammogram Costs
by Kathryn Gisi, Spectrum News
(AUSTIN, TX) – October 2, 2019 – Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants to get. It comes with undergoing treatment, fighting to beat it, and it takes a toll on you and your loved ones. The financial cost of treatment is its own battle. Now there’s a new law meant to help breast cancer patients beat steep out-of-pocket costs, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- New law eliminates out-of-pocket mammograms costs
- Aim to improve access and allow for more timely diagnoses
- Bill authored by San Antonio’s Rep. Diego Bernal
And as hundreds of Texans race for a cure each year, Dawn Lindsey is trying to stay cancer-free. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018.
“I was so terrified, I didn’t even tell anyone. I didn’t even tell my parents,” Lindsey said….