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Stakeholders seek to fast track two women’s health bills

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03/08/2019

WASHINGTON – With extensive groundwork laid in past sessions of Congress, stakeholders hope this is the year that bills seeking Medicare coverage for custom breast forms and compression garments for lymphedema get passed.

Custom breast forms legislation introduced in both chambers

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery, VGM reports.

EW conference: Time to ‘reconnect’

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12/21/2018

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – Education, networking and football are front and center at this year’s Essentially Women’s Focus Conference, say event organizers.

In brief: Bill drops for custom breast forms, study highlights NIV

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.

Custom breast forms legislation drops

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10/04/2018

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday.

EW readies for legislation to drop

Group has already launched grassroots campaign, #MakeMeWholeAgain, with Twitter hashtag, Facebook page and website
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08/24/2018

WASHINGTON – With the end of the August recess in sight, women’s health advocates anticipate the House of Representatives and the Senate to quickly introduce a pair of bills that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms.

Essentially Women calls for speakers

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06/20/2018

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – Organizers of Essentially Women’s annual conference, “FOCUS: The EW Conference,” are accepting presentation submissions from interested speakers.

Women’s health advocates ready to drum up support for legislation

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06/30/2017

WASHINGTON – A recently introduced bill seeking Medicare coverage for wigs is an exciting step forward for women’s health, say advocates.

Legislation seeks Medicare coverage for wigs

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06/27/2017

WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives would pave the way for wigs to be covered as durable medical equipment.

Women’s conference seeks speakers

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03/16/2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Essentially Women is seeking speakers for its annual FOCUS conference, scheduled to take place here on Sept. 16.

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