SB 142 is a bill that will (among other things) expand Newborn Screening from 4 diseases to over 30. Every baby in the state is now screened for PKU, hypothyroidism, galactesemia and hemoglobinopathies. Without drawing anymore blood than is currently being drawn, the new test adds a LOT of low incident metabolic disorders--treating them w/diet and medication would prevent developmental and other expensive problems.
Please contact your state legislators to support this bill. Also, please contact the governors office to sign it--apparently (from what the March of Dimes people said) the governor didn't 'understand' it last year, that's why it wasn't signed.
Don't know about that, but it is a worthwhile bill.