HARRISBURG, Pa. — State Sen. Kim Ward’s bill meant to help women at high risk of breast cancer is on its way to the governor’s desk.
After her own battle with breast cancer, Ward turned her frustration into action and introduced the bill.
Monday, a committee advanced the bill, which would require insurance companies to fully cover genetic testing, counseling, breast MRI and ultrasound for women at high risk.
The bill has already passed the Senate, and Gov. Josh Shapiro has said he will sign it.
Last session, a similar bill did not make it to the House floor for a vote. Earlier in this year’s session, the bill passed unanimously out of the Senate in a bipartisan manner.
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