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H.R. 2739 (114th): Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2015

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.

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Sponsor and status

Leonard Lance

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
Length: 5 pages
Jun 11, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 11, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Lance Holds Breast Cancer Round Table in Summit, Discusses Proposed Legislation
    — Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2015

With Cancer Moonshot Leaping Forward, Congressman Higgins Invites Vice President Biden to Visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 5, 2016

On House Floor, Higgins Pushes For Cancer Drug Coverage
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 9, 2015

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Jun 11, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2739 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2739. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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