Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent, I am asking you to support of the North Carolina Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, H206. This legislation would update insurance laws so that regardless of the method of chemotherapy, the out-of-pocket cost to patients would be similar. It would eliminate the cost-disparity between oral chemotherapy and IV injected or infused chemotherapies.
The benefits of oral chemotherapy parity include:1. Many Oral treatments are targeted medications that attack only the cancer cells. Patients receiving these oral treatments often experience a better quality of life during treatment.2. Many kinds of chemotherapy come in only oral forms, so patients do not have the choice of which delivery mechanism they prefer. 3. Studies conducted in some of the states that have oral chemotherapy parity laws have concluded that any raises in health insurance premiums have been negligible. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is working on oral chemotherapy legislation to bring fairness to the coverage disparity between oral chemotherapies to ensure cancer patients receive the best treatment option for their cancer diagnosis. We don't want cancer patients' choosing between spending their life's savings and saving their lives.
Cancer patients and families in NC have waited long enough! Send a clean cancer treatment fairness bill to the Senate! Vote YES on H206
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]