Bill to make chemo pills more affordable passes Wis. Legislature

MADISON, WI (WEAU) A bill has passed the State Legislature that would make chemotherapy pills more affordable for Cancer patients.

It passed the Senate Wednesday on a bipartisan 26-7 vote.

Republican leaders initially bottled up the bill, which the insurance industry opposed. But the Legislature ultimately acted following public pressure and addition of an amendment to cap patient co-pays.

Democrats say the bill has loopholes that could lead to insurance companies charging even more.

The bill would require insurance companies to treat chemotherapy pills the same as IV treatment.

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