A bipartisan group of lawmakers, along with doctors, are urging Governor Malloy to sign into law a bill that would allow more women to get high-tech 3D mammograms . The state Insurance Department and insurers claim going to 3D mammograms will be costly. But backers say initial equipment costs will be outweighed by the ability to dramatically reduce false positives and increased ability to detect the most dangerous breast cancers.
Danbury Senator Mike McLachlan pointed out that one of the manufacturers of 3D mammography equipment is Danbury-based Hologic.
The Senate approved the bill unanimously. The bill passed the House 139-3.