New California Law Limits Costs Cancer Patients Must Pay for Drugs

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FRESNO, Ca. – A breast cancer patient fighting Stage Four breast cancer is credited with easing the financial pain of battling the disease for those affected by it in California.
An  article appearing on yahoo.com chronicles the fight Bren Flowers waged against the massive financial costs of the oral anti-cancer medication she had to have in order to survive.
Flowers spoke to the California State Assembly in Sacramento twice this year to tell members about having to pay $1,400 for a small bottle of oral chemotherapy drugs.
This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB219 into law, backing the Access to Cancer Treatment Act that Flowers pushed for.
It requires health insurers to limit insured patient costs to $200 for a 30-day supply of oral anti-cancer medication.   The bill actually affects health insurance policies in 2015.
Read the entire article at yahoo.com by clicking HERE.


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