Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 SEE PETITION BELOW I am just forwarding - nothing personal here. Dalia. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery. Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same. The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the "drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached. Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Last year over half the House signed on. PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number. http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html <http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html> This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS. _____ Don't be flakey. Get Yahoo! Mail for Mobile <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=43909/*http:/mobile.yahoo.com/mail> and always stay connected <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=43909/*http:/mobile.yahoo.com/mail> to friends.