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H.R. 1409: 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
Introduced:

Mar 7, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Mar 7, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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 ...

History

Mar 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1409 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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