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Paying for Breast Reconstruction

Because of the 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA), insurances that cover a mastectomy due to breast cancer must also cover breast reconstruction. This coverage even includes any surgery desired on the opposite breast to improve symmetry. Insurance must also cover complications resulting from reconstruction or mastectomy.

But what if you don’t have health insurance? Or the breast reconstruction you want isn’t offered as an in-network service? Or what if you are on Medicaid?

You have come to the right place. Each state is different, but we’ve taken the time to compile the basics to get you started. Take a look at the articles below and reach out to the organizations mentioned.

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