State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle commended a Republican representative on her efforts for coverage of oral cancer treatments.
Wrap: For the third year in a row, Republican Jackson County Representative Sheila Solon has proposed a bill to ban health care providers from charging more money out-of-pocket for oral cancer treatments that intravenous ones.
Solon says the intravenous drugs are more time consuming and physically demanding.
Solon says her bill is also economically savvy.
|Description: "The average time lost on the job with a person battling cancer with the traditional IV chemotherapy is 26 days lost and an 18 additional days lost to recover from the side affects. You could take the oral pill on Friday and be back to work on Monday."|
Democratic representative TJ McKenna shared his personal story about the toll intravenous therapy had on his father and said he fully supports the bill.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christine Roto.