Press Conference: Rep. Higgins Promotes Equal Coverage for Oral Chemotherapy

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) was the site of a May 2, 2013, press conference about legislation Rep. Brian Higgins, NY-26, is sponsoring that would require fair and equitable insurance coverage for different types of cancer drugs. Congressman Higgins has reintroduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would require health-insurance companies to offer the same coverage and reimbursement for all chemotherapy medications, whether they’re administered intravenously/by injection or orally, in pill form. Eunice Wang, MD, spoke on behalf of both RPCI and the American Society of Hematology. Also participating were representatives from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and International Myeloma Foundation.

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