Co-payments to be eliminated for mammograms in NY

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New Yorkers will have greater access to breast cancer screenings at hospitals and insurance co-payments for all mammograms will be eliminated.

That’s what the state Legislature announced Sunday, adding on to a $91 million proposal made in January during an emotional State of the State speech where Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his girlfriend’s battle with breast cancer.

The deal with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie comes as state lawmakers prepare to wrap up the legislative session this week.

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