Cancer patients may get more coverage

Bills from Brown, Pryce echo state legislation on costs

Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON -- The state legislature has passed it, and several Ohio lawmakers are hoping Congress soon follows suit with a federal law aiming to give cancer patients better access to experimental treatments.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown unveiled a bill yesterday that would require insurance companies to pay the costs of routine care for cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials.

The Ohio Democrat's initiative mirrors a U.S. House bill co-written by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Rep. Deborah Pryce, R-Upper Arlington.

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