The four bills below are separate. Each one will be judged on its own merits. A sponsor is required for both the House and the Senate. The House version and the Senate version are identical. Other co-sponsors may sign on as supporters of the bills over time.
You can view each bill in more detail by clicking on the bill name below.
Rep. Mark Pody of District 46
Sen. Mae Beavers of District 17
Prohibits certain health benefit plans that provide coverage for cancer therapy from holding proton radiation therapy to a higher standard of clinical evidence for medical policy benefit coverage decisions than the health plan requires for coverage of any other radiation therapy treatment.
Rep. William Lamberth of District 44
Sen. Bill Ketron of District 13
Prohibits an insurance policy that provides benefits for anti-cancer medications that are injected or intravenously administered by a healthcare provider and anti-cancer medications that are patient administered from requiring a higher copayment, deductible, or coinsurance amount for the patient administered anti-cancer medication than for the injected or intravenously administered anti-cancer medication.