TN House and Senate Bills

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.

House Bill 0883

Rep. John Holsclaw, Jr. of District 4

Senate Bill 0210

Sen. Mark Green of District 22

Requires the state group health insurance program to cover hypofractionated proton therapy for treating cancer under certain conditions.

House Bill 0523

Rep. Bob Ramsey of District 20

Senate Bill 0367

Sen. Doug Overby of District 2

Requires health insurance coverage to cover hypofractionated proton therapy in the same manner as it covers intensity modulated radiation therapy under certain conditions.

House Bill 0899

Rep. Mark Pody of District 46

Senate Bill 0758

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.

House Bill 1059

Rep. William Lamberth of District 44

Senate Bill 0922

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.