New Law Eliminates Out-of-Pocket Mammogram Costs

by Kathryn Gisi, Spectrum News

(AUSTIN, TX) – October 2, 2019 – Cancer is a diag​nosis 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….

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