Cuomo Signs Bill Expanding Access to Mammograms

ALBANY (AP) -

New York is expanding access to screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Monday at a ceremony on Long Island.

Under the new law, more than 200 hospitals around the state will be required to offer evening and weekend hours for mammograms. Insurance companies will be prohibited from charging deductibles or copays for the procedure.