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Legislation requiring insurers to cover breast cancer screenings like ultrasound or MRI for women with high-risk factors, including dense breast tissue, now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee unanimously reported Sen. Bob Mensch’s Senate Bill 595 out of committee as amended. From here, the bill goes to the Senate floor.
Senate Bill 595 covers ultrasound or MRI screenings for women with extremely dense breasts and women with heterogeneously dense breasts who have one other high-risk factor. High-risk factors include personal history of breast cancer, family history, positive genetic testing results, among others. 45 out of 49 state senators co-sponsored the bill.