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Oral chemo therapy bill passes committee vote

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Senate Insurance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to support a bill aimed at ensuring patients have access to oral chemotherapy if their insurance covers traditional chemotherapies.

The Reporter Media reports Wisconsin Coalition for Cancer Treatment Access is working on the bill with state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, a Republican from Fond du Lac, and that the proposal has bipartisan backing from 57 legislators.

The goal is to require health plans that cover treatments to do so equally for intravenous and oral therapies.

The bill is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate and Assembly.

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