Join Jewel In Supporting Women With Breast Cancer By Signing This Petition – You can also listen to her music video HANDS at the end of this post.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 18, 2007
Singer and songwriter Jewel sat down with ABC News This Week’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss her support of a bill that will allow women to stay in the hospital at least 48 hours after a mastectomy. Called drive-thru mastectomies, the current practice of discharging women hours after surgery does not allow women sufficient time to heal before being released from the hospital.
During the interview Jewel placed the blame on insurance companies and HMOs who have decided that a mastectomy is not major surgery but an outpatient procedure. You have got to be kidding me, what an absurdity. READ FULL ARTICLE
I received this information from a friend who sent me an Email. Since it is so important, I wanted to share it with the women on this site. I hope you will take a minute to click on the link and sign the petition. Thanks.
A mastectomy is when a woman’s breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. 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 two days after surgery.
Grammy-Nominated Performer Jewel Joins Lifetime, 12 Million Viewers and Bipartisan Political Leaders on Capitol Hill to Urge End of “Drive-Through” Mastectomies
In September, as part of the network’s award-winning Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign, Lifetime Television and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel delivered more than 12 million petition signatures to Capitol Hill, urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2005 (S 910/HR1849). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery. The bill was reintroduced in 2007 with the support of 14 million signatures from Lifetime’s online petition. (Get an more information on this act.)
HERE IS JEWEL’S MUSIC VIDEO – HANDS