Statement from Rep. Barca on Senate passage of amended oral chemo bill
Today the Senate passed an amended version of the oral chemotherapy bill, which the Assembly passed last month.
MADISON – Today the Senate passed an amended version of the oral chemotherapy bill, which the Assembly passed last month. In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement:
“After working cooperatively five years ago with advocates, cancer survivors and other supporters to author the original bill, I am proud that the legislature has passed oral chemo legislation that will allow cancer patients all across our state to have better and more affordable access to life-saving treatment.
“Wisconsin is now that much closer to joining Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and many other states in enacting oral chemo legislation to ensure individuals fighting cancer get the essential, life-saving care they need.
“While I believe the bill could have been even stronger, it will still provide tremendous help for the thousands of brave Wisconsinites fighting this deadly disease. I look forward to Gov. Walker signing this important legislation into law.”
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