The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a measure requiring insurance companies to pay for women who undergo mastectomy to stay in the hospital forty-eight hours.
Missy Shelton has details from Jefferson City.
The doctor and patient would decide whether or not a forty-eight hour stay is needed.
If it is, the insurance company would foot the bill for the stay under a women's health measure being debated in the House.
Opposition came from those like Republican Luann Ridgeway who said the bill left out other surgerical proceedures.
The measure faces a final vote before it can go to the Senate.
From Jefferson City, I'm Missy Shelton for K-M-O-X News.
A bill that would require insurance companies to pay for a forty-eight hour hospital stay following a mastectomy is one step closer to becoming law.
Missy Shelton has more from Jefferson City.
First-round approval came for the bill dealing with insurance coverage for mastectomies despite opposition.
Those who opposed the bill said mastectomies were no different from other surgical proceedures and singling it out made women feel worse about what's done to their bodies.
Connie Cierpoit is a Republican from Independence.
The measure faces a final vote before going to the Senate.