Tag: Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

Increase in Breast Reconstruction with Enactment of Women’s Health Law

In 1998, an exciting development in federal law enacted the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, which mandated insurance coverage for breast reconstruction surgery. Prior to this enactment, certain health insurance coverage, such as Medicare or Medicaid, covered costs associated with mastectomy, but were not required to cover reconstructive efforts. This was obviously devastating to… Read more »