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Assembly approves chemo bill in early-morning vote

A panorama of the capitol at night By Ryan Wick from Canberra, Australia (Madison Capitol) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
A panorama of the capitol at night By Ryan Wick from Canberra, Australia (Madison Capitol) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis (WRN)  The bill (SB-300) requires health insurance companies cover expensive chemo pills for cancer patients, just as they do for traditional chemotherapy treatments.

Assembly’s amended version of the bill, which caps co-payments at 100 dollars per month, was passed by a vote of 75-18. The bill needs concurrence in the Senate before Governor Walker can sign it into law, which he has indicated he would.

The Senate meets on April 1st for its last day of this legislative session.

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