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Bill: Study insurers' treatment of cancer patients


BOZEMAN — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has signed legislation seen as a step to increasing the number of cancer patients participating in clinical trials.

House Bill 615 calls for the state's insurance commissioner to study the medical costs insurance companies reimburse for cancer patients participating in trials and to recommend appropriate legislation.

Democratic Rep. Kathleen Williams of Bozeman sponsored the bill after hearing from constituents that they could not participate in clinical trials because insurance companies declined to pay for "routine care" that might be needed outside the...

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