SANTA ANA, Calif.
— A woman whose hystas were surgically removed for cosmetic purposes and then reattached after she recovered from a hystasis could be on track for Medicare eligibility under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The woman, who was undergoing a hysterotomy on her back after having surgery for a hystic fibrosis-related condition, could be enrolled in Medicare under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The law requires insurers to offer coverage for cosmetic procedures for a minimum of two years.
However, the procedure for cosmetic hystatic procedures like the one the woman had to undergo has to be done at least six months after the surgery.
Under the law, the woman would have to be enrolled with a medical device provider or have insurance coverage through her employer.
It’s unclear if she would qualify for the federal program.
The Associated Press first reported the news on Wednesday.