Senate President and Acting Governor Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, speaks at the bill signing ceremony for the FY 2006 Budget.

29 Nov: Codey Bill Would Require Health Insurers To Cover Ovarian Cancer Screenings

TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) to help women fight ovarian cancer by requiring health insurers to cover screenings for women who may have symptoms or be at risk for ovarian cancer because of family history or other health conditions.

“The mortality rate associated with ovarian cancer is way too high to ignore,” said Sen. Codey. “If this bill helps even one woman get a life-saving head start on treatment, it will be worth it.”