- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation that attempts to encourage 3-D breast screening.

The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a bill that requires insurers to cover tomosynthesis screenings if a woman wants that type of mammogram conducted.

The bill already cleared the House of Representatives and now moves to the governor’s desk.

Current state law requires insurers to cover baseline mammograms for women age 35 through 39 and annual mammograms for women 40 years and older.

Republican House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (THEHM’-his KLEHR’-ih-dehs), who pushed for the bill, says the 3-D procedure will make it easier to detect early signs of breast cancer.

Democratic Sen. Joe Crisco, who spoke about how his wife is currently fighting breast cancer, calls the bill “a very strong stand for women’s health.”

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