Queens lawmakers’ historic bill makes New York first state to provide insurance coverage for people post-mastectomy


State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky’s historic and first-of-its-kind bill providing women with insurance coverage for aesthetic flat closure was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on Oct. 14. 

The bill (A.8537/S.7881) amends the insurance law to ensure that women can have either reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or choose to go with a flat chest after a mastectomy, granting women the right to choose how they want their post-mastectomy body to look.

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