The 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.
The State is restricting your access to cancer treatment. SB367/HB523 seeks to change this. Show your support and contact your representatives today!
In this bill, the Benefits Administration indicated they would be adding proton therapy to their health plan for all Medicare indication and now they are not. View page 3 in the document found below.
Watch video of Testimony on SB 0367
TN Department of Finance and Administration
Representatives from Provision CARES Proton Therapy – Knoxville
No health benefit plan that provides coverage for cancer therapy shall hold 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.
As introduced, 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.