APRI Joins Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) in Praising Medicare Bill Requiring Coverage of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening

APRI Joins Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) in Praising Medicare Bill Requiring Coverage of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Coalition of Labor Union Women, the only national organization for union
women, and the A Philip Randolph Institute, the nation ’s largest organization
representing black workers, together applauded the recent introduction of
legislation that would require Medicare to cover testing for the human
papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, as part of cervical cancer
screening for older women. The Medicare Cervical Cancer Screening and Detection
Coverage Act of 2007 [H.R. 4055] was introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro
(D-Conn.) and co-sponsored by Allyson Schwartz (D-PA).

Women age 65 and older account for nearly 20 percent of all new cervical
cancer cases and more than 35 percent of all deaths from the disease, according
to the National Cancer Institute. Nearly two dozen leading health, women’s, and
other advocacy organizations have already voiced their support for the
bill....

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APRI Joins Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) in Praising
Medicare Bill Requiring Coverage of HPV Testing in Cervical Cancer
Screening

 

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