Us TOO Advocacy Alert  

December 21, 2007

From: Thomas Kirk, President and CEO

Subject: Bill to Provide Coverage of Post-Treatment Remedies

Earlier this year, Congressman Ed Towns (NY - D) introduced the Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment Equity Act of 2007 (H.R. 1903), which would allow approximately 6,000 men annually to pay for penile implants using their private insurance coverage as they seek a reconstructive remedy following a prostatectomy. 

Medicare already provides coverage for these procedures, as do almost two-thirds of insurers, however a growing number of private insurers continue to decline coverage. Many inaccurately view this procedure as a remedy for sexual dysfunction rather than a necessary procedure for reconstruction after the removal of cancerous prostate tissue.

You can take action! Visit the link below and ask your member of Congress to support this legislation:

Coalition for the Advancement of Prosthetic Urology

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