I think I got Susan Perry of MinnPost.com turned on to the controversy surrounding the bill co-sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
Regardless of how she got inspired, Perry is now all over the story, adding a new posting today. She adds the fact that noted breast cancer author Dr. Susan Love opposes the legislation, adding her name to a long list of critics. Excerpt from the new posting:
One of the most contentious issues of the bill is its emphasis on breast self-exams for women under 40, despite research from large randomized trials that have shown such exams have no effect on either detecting breast cancer or influencing survival rates in women of any age.
And Christine Norton of the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition says in the new article:
"It's upsetting to me that the preponderance of evidence was not persuasive to stop the introduction of this legislation that would call for $45 million over a five-year period," says Norton. "I understand that that amount is 'decimal dust,' but to a taxpayer, it's significant, especially at this time when we're supposed to be focusing on health-care reform."