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Lawmakers outline oral chemotherapy measure


A group of Missouri lawmakers joined health care advocates to outline a plan aimed at reducing the cost of pill-form chemotherapy.


The proposed legislation would require insurance companies to levy the same out-of-pocket costs for oral chemotherapy as they do for the traditional intravenous treatment.


The American Cancer Society said Wednesday that insurance companies can charge higher co-payments and deductibles for chemotherapy pills.


The proposed measure would impact only health plans that provide coverage for both types of treatments.


Rep. Sheila Solon, a Republican from Blue Springs, says the legislation would not increase premiums for cancer patients.


Twenty-seven other states and the District of Columbia have passed similar measures seeking to reduce the cost of the chemotherapy pills.

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