Blog | Thursday, December 3, 2009

QD: News Every Day--let the voting begin


ACP Internist's daily digest of news and events continues with updates on health care reform and the USPSTF's breast cancer screening recommendations.

Health care reform
The Senate today approved an amendment that would require insurance companies to cover mammograms, and rejected an amendment that would have removed over $400 billion in Medicare cuts from the health care reform bill. Next up for a vote is an amendment to restrict funding for abortion, the AP reported. (AP via the Washington Post)

In case you missed it...
The Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday on the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations, published in the Nov. 17 Annals of Internal Medicine. Donna Sweet, MACP, presented testimony from ACP; her full remarks are available online. Bob Doherty, ACP's senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy, offered his analysis of the hearing on his blog. (ACP, ACP Advocate)