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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Education and the WorkforceHealth, Employment, Labor, and PensionsHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMay 12th, 2009
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Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2009
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral cancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for intravenously administered anticancer medications.
Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2009 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require a group health plan providing benefits for intravenously administered or injected cancer medications to provide no less favorable coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells. Applies such requirement to individual health insurance coverage.