It is with great pleasure that I applaud my dear friend, Jan Kritzman, for her tireless efforts and dedication in obtaining insurance coverage in the state of Connecticut for women undergoing both breast and ovarian cancer screening and diagnosis. Jan was instrumental in the passage of a 2019 CT bill mandating insurance coverage for screening breast ultrasounds in women who have dense breast tissue. And once again, as a result of her persistence and commitment to save lives, she was able to get her proposed bill (SB358) passed in both the Senate and House this year. The new bill will extend insurance coverage to include diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsies, breast surgical procedures, and ovarian cancer screening exams. What an honor it is to have Jan as a great friend and an amazing advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness! Please take the time to read the article in today’s Hartford Courant…
Julie S. Gershon, M.D.