MADISON (WKOW) -- A bill that aims to make chemotherapy treatments cheaper and less invasive is under fire at the Capitol.
The Assembly Committee on Health heard both sides of the argument on a bill requiring insurance companies to equally cover different types of chemotherapy treatments.
Some insurance plans charge higher co-pays to patients whose doctors opt for oral chemotherapy drugs, instead of traditional intravenous chemo treatment.
Supporters say the pill form offers cancer patients a cheaper, more comfortable and less invasive option that in some cases has proven to be more effective.
MADISON (WKOW) -- An Assembly committee is taking public comment on a bill that would require insurance companies to cover forms of cancer treatment on the same level.
On Wednesday afternoon, The Committee on Health will take up Assembly Bill 392, which prohibits insurance policies from requiring a patient to pay a higher co pay for oral chemotherapy than is required for injected or intravenous chemotherapy.
The bill has bipartisan support but some lobbying groups that support heath insurance companies are opposed to the legislation.
We'll share testimony from the hearing tonight on 27 News at 5 & 6.
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