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Kate Sweeney on June 29, 2010
Thanks Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has tirelessly advocated to get legislation passed that would direct health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy drugs at a cost equal to what is charged for intravenous (IV) therapies.
And on Tuesday, June 22, their efforts paid off. The New York State Senate passed legislation that directs private health insurance companies in New York to cover oral chemotherapy drugs at a cost equal to thier intravenous (IV) counterparts.
Since they don't require lengthy visits to the treatment facilities, oral chemotherapies can be the most convenient option for working people with cancer. But the costs are often higher than IV chemos. This legislation will make oral chemotherapies more affordable for cancer patients.
Thanks Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for leading the charge in this important piece of legislation!