Ohio bill increasing access to breast cancer screenings for all ages to become law
Ohio is set to make breast cancer care much more accessible than ever before, potentially saving thousands of lives in the state. Once House Bill 371 gets to Gov. Mike DeWine's desk, he plans on signing it, according to a spokesperson for the governor.
The legislation, referred to as the "Breast Cancer Bill," would allow everyone, regardless of age, to receive coverage for an annual screening, including advanced screenings for those with dense breasts. It was introduced by state Reps. Sedrick Denson, a Democrat from Cincinnati, and Jean Schmidt, a Republican from Loveland.