Tennessee House passes Rep. Robin Smith’s proton radiation therapy bill vetoed last year by then-Gov. Bill Haslam

By Andy Sherin
Contact: Andy Sher at asher@timesfreepress.com or 615-255-0550. Follow on Twitter @AndySher1.

Senate Bill 0195 Passes House & Senate

The Tennessee House of Representatives voted on the Proton Therapy Access Act requiring the addition of coverage for hypofractionated proton therapy for those in the Tennessee State Insurance Plan. The results were overwhelming – 93 for, 0 against and 1 abstention.

Press Release – Tennessee Cancer Patients Denied Coverage for Proton Therapy by Governor’s Veto

Press release issued by Tennessee Cancer Patient Coalition
Contact: Don Denton – (865) 437-9545

90.3 FM WPLN News – Nashville Public Radio

News coverage and interview with SB367 Sponsor, Sen. Mark Green
Contact: Blake Farmea – (615) 760-2034

WATE TV – ABC: Governor Haslam issues rare veto on proton therapy bill

News coverage and interview with Tom Welch, President – Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville
Contact: Joe Creed – (865) 637-6397

WVLT TV – CBS: Health care advocates: Gov. Haslam’s veto on proton therapy bill ‘flawed’

News coverage and interview with Tom Welch, President – Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville
Contact: Amanda Hara – (865) 450-8880

WBIR TV – NBC: Provision president disappointed in Haslam’s veto of proton therapy insurance bill

News coverage and interview with Tom Welch, President – Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville
Contact: Jenna – (865) 719-0800

WBIR TV – NBC: Gov. Bill Haslam vetoes alternative cancer treatment bill

News coverage and interview with Tom Welch, President – Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville
Contact: Jenna – (865) 719-0800

The Tennessean: Gov. Bill Haslam vetoes alternative cancer treatment bill

Contact: Joel Ebert – (615) 7720-1681 or Elaina Sauber – (615) 571-1172

The Tennessean: 5 Bills Gov. Haslam has vetoed

Contact: Joel Ebert – (615) 7720-1681 or Elaina Sauber – (615) 571-1172

Nashville Business Journal: Governor vetoes bill that would have benefited new Franklin cancer center

Contact: Joel Stinnett – jstinnett@bizjournals.com or (615) 846-4258

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Haslam vetoes bill requiring state pay for alternative cancer treatment

Contact: Andy Sher – (615) 255-0550

USNews and World Report: Tennessee Governor Vetoes Cancer Proton Therapy Bill

TN Journal’s Humphrey on the Hill: Haslam vetoes proton therapy bill

Contact: Erik Schelzig – eschelzig@blr.com

WKRN TV – ABC: Gov. Haslam vetoes cancer proton therapy bill

Contact: Elbert Tucker – (615) 369-7236