Wolf Administration Reiterates Policy on 3D Mammograms, Urges Support for Affordable Care Act to Maintain Preventive Service Coverage at No Cost to Consumers

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Speaking at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition today, Wolf Administration Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reiterated Governor Wolf’s policy first stated two years ago that 3D mammograms are covered by insurance under existing state law and must be provided to Pennsylvania women with no cost-sharing.  She spoke at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition’s Pink Fountain event for 2017, at which the water in the fountain at the State Capitol is turned pink to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.“Modern technology is offering new opportunities for physicians to diagnose breast cancer in women and provide life-saving treatment earlier than ever,” Governor Wolf said.  “That is why we made Pennsylvania the first state to have a policy that 3D annual mammograms are to be provided at no cost to patients, the same as traditional mammograms.”Altman noted that the governor’s policy covers women who get their health care coverage through individual or group insurance policies. Currently, because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that requires preventive services to be provided at no cost to consumers, women with policies through self-funded plans also get these vital annual screening tests, though possibly only 2D, rather than 3D mammograms, with no cost-sharing.“This is one reason the governor and I are fighting so hard to preserve the consumer protections that so many Pennsylvanians have under the ACA,” Altman said.  “Women can’t be worried about whether or not they can afford such a potential life-saving test.” She noted that while the U.S. Congress has failed to repeal the ACA to date, the Trump Administration and some members of Congress continue to push for changes that threaten consumer protections for preventive services, such as mammograms, and for insurers to be able to sell policies that don’t cover such services, or charge more for this coverage.Altman commended the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for the work it does on behalf of women and their supporters battling this disease. She said that while tremendous strides have been made in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, more work remains.“Twenty-seven women get the devastating diagnosis that they have breast cancer every day in Pennsylvania,” Altman said. “And every day, the families and friends of five Pennsylvania women endure the death of their loved one from this disease.” “These aren’t just numbers – these are our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins, friends, and neighbors.  I know the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition won’t stop fighting until these numbers and the people they represent reach zero. I am here to tell you that Governor Wolf will be there fighting with you every step of the way.”For more information on Governor Wolf’s 3D mammogram policy, and information on health insurance, visit the Health page at www.insurance.pa.gov.If you receive a 3D mammogram and receive a bill, you may contact the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s Consumer Services Bureau at 1-877-881-6388 or online. October 02, 2017 Wolf Administration Reiterates Policy on 3D Mammograms, Urges Support for Affordable Care Act to Maintain Preventive Service Coverage at No Cost to Consumerscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Igor Emkic is Winner of the K-1 tournament No Limit 8!

first_imgK-1 tournament No Limit 8 was held last night in Zetra, and our fighter Igor Emkic won after he defeated Croat Toni Mikelic in the finals.Ognjen Topalovic and Adnan Halilovic did the spare match of the tournament No Limit 8. Topalovic broke his opponent in the first round, but the fight continued. However, Halilovic surrendered in the second round.Kadic and Emkic were the first semifinal pair of the tournament No Limit 8. Emkic finished the fight with the express knockout in the first round and advance to the final. Fighter from Tuzla proved to be one of the most promising in our country again.Mikelic and Marjanovic fought in the second semi-final. By the decision of the judges 2: 1, Mikelic passed in the finals. Marjanovic was fighting well, but the judges gave priority to Croatian fighter.The finals was clash of Emkic and Mikelic, who met twice so far. In the first match, Croatian fighter was better, and then Emkic fought back. New fight took place last night, and Emkic celebrated with fantastic knockout in the first round of the match.Last night in Zetra were held three Superfight battles. In the first one fought Frenchman Djibril Grizzly and Romanian Anghel Cordos. The Frenchman deservedly won the Romanian fighter by unanimous decision of the judges.BH fighter Elmir Mehic fought against Dutch Steven Wright in the second fight of Superfight. Our fighter bravely fought against the Dutchman and he was a lot more creative and more active in the first round. However, in the second round he injured his leg, after which he gave up the match.(Source: D. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Poultry farm employee’s murder trial underway

first_imgSix years after an Edun Poultry Farms & Hatchery employee met his demise during an alleged robbery, the accused, Mahindra Bishundial, called “Tyrone”, of Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), is standing trial for the capital offence.A 12-member mixed jury has been empaneled to hear the case after the accused denied the indictment, which stated that he murdered Aga Khan, 57, on November 6, 2012 at Busby Dam, Craig, EBD during the course of a robbery.This current trial at the October Demerara Assizes is being heard by Justice Sandil Kissoon while Attorney Nigel Hughes is appearing for the man accused of murder. State Attorneys Orinthia Schmidt and Lisa Cave are prosecuting the case. A voir dire trial (trial within a trial) was heard at the High Court on Wednesday.Reports had stated that Khan had been confronted by several robbers and he handed over a bag. It was also reported that he was subsequently shot, and was rushed to the Diamond hospital, where he had been pronounced dead on arrival.It had also been reported that a porter was shot during the ordeal over five years ago. Police had said that Khan was driving motor lorry GJJ 2806, which was owned by his employer. It was observed that the men walked into the vehicle’s path and approached the now deceased man, ordering that he hand over cash.last_img read more