New Michigan Bill Requires Equal Health Coverage of Cancer Drugs

Cancer patients and survivors want cancer drugs to be more affordable in Michigan.

Their bill is moving through Lansing.

It addresses the tendency for chemo pills to cost patients much more out of pocket than an IV chemo.

Supporters say the state must adapt because the chemo pills are more convenient and don’t require trips to health care facilities.

Insurance industries and businesses opposing the bill say it would increase health premiums on everyone else.

The bill is already approved by the Senate and is now in the House.