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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMay 12th, 2009

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Title

Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2009

Official Title

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.

Summary

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.

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