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Walker Says He Would Sign Amended Chemo Bill

Updated: 03/21/2014 3:59 PM
Created: 03/21/2014 6:58 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Gov. Scott Walker's spokeswoman says he will sign the latest version of a bill that would help cancer patients purchase chemotherapy pills, but it's still unclear if the proposal will clear the Senate.
    
The bill would require health insurance companies to charge the same for the pills, which can be taken at home but cost thousands of dollars a month, as they do for intravenous treatments.
    
The Senate passed the measure overwhelmingly earlier this week. The Assembly amended it early Friday morning, however, to cap co-pays at $100. The bill now must clear the Senate again. The chamber has one session day left this year.
    
A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Scott Fitzgerald says Fitzgerald was still reviewing the amendment Friday morning.

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