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A panel of supporters talk about legislation that would stop insurance companies from requiring step therapy provisions for Stage IV cancer treatment.

Change to Insurance Process Could Connect Cancer Patients to Treatment Faster

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Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eliminate an insurance provision known as “step therapy” for people diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Step therapy is when an insurance company requires a patient to try a certain type of treatment before going with what a doctor has prescribed. The first treatment recommended by the insurance… Read More

Bill To Change How Insurers Deny Treatments Till Others Are Tried Moves Forward

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The bill doesn’t ban so-called “step therapy”, but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work. Senators have unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make changes in the process by which insurance companies deny treatments and drugs until… Read More