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

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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 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.

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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: Mar 7, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Mar 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


175 Cosponsors (90 Democrats, 85 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Lance Bill Confronts Health Care Costs
    — Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 29, 2017

What They Are Saying: Cancer Drug Parity Act
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] on Dec 14, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

International Myeloma Foundation The way we treat cancer is changing rapidly. The way we cover cancer treatment is not. The Coalition for Improved Access to Cancer Care, led by the IMF, wants to change that by restoring the doctor-patient relationship and giving patients access …


Mar 7, 2017

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H.R. 1409 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1409. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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

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