Tulsa Widower Meets With Senator Lankford About Mammogram Coverage
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Tulsa widower who wants insurers to cover the cost of mammograms for younger women, met with U.S. Senator James Lankford's advisors this week.
News On 6 first spoke to Joseph Jennings in July.
Jennings has started a petition to get insurance companies to cover mammograms for women age 30 and up.
Jennings's wife, Kristen was 32 when she felt a lump in her breast, but didn't get a mammogram because insurance wouldn't cover it. She died of breast cancer years later.
Jennings says he hopes Senator Lankford will bring his petition to Congress.
"They respected everything that I had to say, so I believe we're on the right track. I believe Lankford will pick this up," said Joseph Jennings.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation says out of 100,000 women, ages 30 to 34, only 25 will develop breast cancer.