Good news for breast cancer patients... a new bill could end drive-thru masectomies in Missouri. Melissa Phillips has the story from Jefferson City.
The bill would require that patients undergoing surgery to remove all or part of their breast be allowed to stay in the hospital for 48-hours.
The stay extends to three days if the patient also undergoes immediate reconstructive surgery.
But would this undermine a physician's ability to make a judgement about patient care.
House Sponsor ------ Barry doesn't think so.
Currently insurance coverage, which only pays for a 24-hour hospital stay forces many patients to leave the hospital before they are physically or psychologically ready.
From Jefferson City, this is Melissa Phillips reporting.