HARRISBURG The PA House unanimously passed Senate Bill 595, legislation requiring PA insurers to cover breast cancer screenings including MRI and ultrasound for women with very dense breasts and other high-risk conditions. Senate Bill 595, sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch, covers breast cancer screenings for women who have high-risk factors for breast cancer such as personal history, family history or a genetic predisposition, extremely dense breast tissue and heterogeneously dense breast tissue with one other high-risk factor for breast cancer. Now, Senate Bill 595 goes to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature. When it becomes law, Pennsylvania will be one of only a few states to require insurance coverage of supplemental breast cancer screenings like MRI and ultrasound.

SEN. BOB MENSCH