Insurance companies now required to cover medically necessary mammograms for women ages 35 to 39

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(NEWS10) – A new law in New York now requires insurance companies to cover all medically necessary mammograms for women ages 35 to 39.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to make the change on Friday. Under the current law, many insurance companies are only required to cover mammograms for women older than 40.

The measure is known as Shannon’s Law after Shannon Saturno, a Long Island woman who died from breast cancer at age 31.

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