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H.R. 1409 (115th): Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Leonard Lance

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

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

What stakeholders are saying

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History

Mar 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1409 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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