My health plan is covering a mastectomy. Does the plan also have to cover breast reconstruction or implants?
What federal laws govern health insurance coverage for services relating to breast cancer and mastectomies?
What is the Womens' Health and Cancer Rights Act?
What are my rights under the Womens' Health and Cancer Rights Act?
What types of health insurance plans have to comply with the Womens' Health and Cancer Rights Act?
Describes the federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act and its effect on the options available to women whose health plans cover mastectomies. Explains what health plans have to comply with the act. Also explains that some health plans may be subject to similar state laws instead of the federal act. Includes answers to commonly asked questions about the act. Includes a link to the act itself.