Michigan cancer patients would be billed the same for chemotherapy treatment regardless of how the drugs are administered under a bill cleared by the state Senate on Thursday, 15 years after a similar measure was first introduced in the state.
A signature from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) would leave only six states that have not passed cancer drug parity bills, which are designed to make oral chemotherapy more affordable. A similar bill has been introduced multiple times in Congress, most recently by Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).