S. 1566 - Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2015

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2015

S. 1566 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Other Titles
  • Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2015
  • Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2015
Sponsor
Mark Kirk
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Cancer
  • Drug therapy
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Prescription drugs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/11/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/11/2015
6/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
6/11/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $50,918 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $166,673 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $371,939 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $419,612 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $196,214 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $338,989 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $290,020 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $234,351 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $436,043 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $478,486 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $437,001 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $911,655 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $142,225 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $117,958 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $609,966 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $512,560 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $247,071 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $431,054 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $331,950 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $311,255 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $483,993 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $695,606 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $463,741 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $786,448 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $192,923 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $201,694 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $390,008 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $407,676 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $198,868 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $379,972 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $347,984 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $198,654 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $390,957 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $454,875 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $333,483 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $387,742 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $35,320 Against $0

Votes

    7 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2015

    7 organizations supported this bill

    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (2015, June 12). Oral Parity Bill Will Help Limit the Out-of-Pocket Costs of Cancer Care. Retrieved June 12, 2015, from ACSCAN.
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    ASCO (2015, July 2). ASCO Sends Letters in Support of Oral Parity Legislation. Retrieved November 13, 2015, from ASCO.
    International Myeloma Foundation
    International Myeloma Foundation (2015, June 12). The International Myeloma Foundation Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Oral Parity Legislation. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from PR Newswire.
    Lymphoma Research Foundation
    Lymphoma Research Foundation (2015, June 18). The Lymphoma Research Foundation Endorses Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. Retrieved June 13, 2016, from Lymphoma Research Foundation.
    National Patient Advocate Foundation
    National Patient Advocate Foundation (2015, June 16). NPAF Praises Introduction of the Cancer Drug Coverage Act. Retrieved June 13, 2016, from National Patient Advocate Foundation.
    National Retiree Legislative Network
    Kadereit, Bill (2016, April 6). NRLN Ltr Thank You S. 1566 Senator Mark Kirk. Retrieved June 13, 2016, from National Retiree Legislative Network.
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Barton-Burke, Margaret (2015, June 17). Support of S. 1566, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from Oncology Nursing Society.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$155,150$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$184,493$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$115,427$0
    John BarrassoRWY$312,793$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$225,930$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$96,450$0
    Roy BluntRMO$302,080$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$84,110$0
    John BoozmanRAR$104,580$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$263,291$0
    Richard BurrRNC$222,800$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$46,292$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$130,083$0
    Ben CardinDMD$257,384$0
    Tom CarperDDE$77,130$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$180,678$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$751,446$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$90,059$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$168,350$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$49,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$218,295$0
    John CornynRTX$357,358$0
    Tom CottonRAR$229,979$0
    Mike CrapoRID$84,852$0
    Ted CruzRTX$197,909$0
    Steve DainesRMT$66,150$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$58,600$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$124,150$0
    Mike EnziRWY$94,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$23,315$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$41,722$0
    Deb FischerRNE$74,739$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$91,000$0
    Al FrankenDMN$90,205$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$126,550$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$116,128$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$114,723$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$153,985$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$303,022$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$101,690$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$41,422$0
    Dean HellerRNV$133,250$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$24,269$0
    John HoevenRND$13,910$0
    Jim InhofeROK$27,350$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$188,975$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$145,560$0
    Tim KaineDVA$145,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$63,517$0
    Mark KirkRIL$193,775$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$112,672$0
    James LankfordROK$116,496$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$5,550$0
    Mike LeeRUT$36,200$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$44,998$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$67,777$0
    John McCainRAZ$86,325$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$116,412$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$456,700$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$146,960$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$97,976$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$51,950$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$92,150$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$45,900$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$168,701$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$212,390$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$121,435$0
    Rand PaulRKY$217,872$0
    David PerdueRGA$105,250$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$130,150$0
    Rob PortmanROH$282,780$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$85,800$0
    Harry ReidDNV$156,000$0
    Jim RischRID$23,650$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$157,414$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$75,504$0
    Marco RubioRFL$96,300$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$28,179$0
    Ben SasseRNE$82,541$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$44,669$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$279,125$0
    Tim ScottRSC$239,897$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,750$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$113,096$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$224,922$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$31,612$0
    Jon TesterDMT$112,673$0
    John ThuneRSD$126,740$0
    Thom TillisRNC$156,304$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$270,659$0
    Tom UdallDNM$53,235$0
    David VitterRLA$25,900$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$186,430$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$126,911$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$69,313$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$58,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$331,090$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$155,150$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$184,493$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$115,427$0
    John BarrassoRWY$312,793$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$225,930$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$96,450$0
    Roy BluntRMO$302,080$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$84,110$0
    John BoozmanRAR$104,580$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$500$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$263,291$0
    Richard BurrRNC$222,800$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$46,292$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$130,083$0
    Ben CardinDMD$257,384$0
    Tom CarperDDE$77,130$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$180,678$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$751,446$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$10,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$90,059$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$168,350$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$49,200$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$218,295$0
    John CornynRTX$357,358$0
    Tom CottonRAR$229,979$0
    Mike CrapoRID$84,852$0
    Ted CruzRTX$197,909$0
    Steve DainesRMT$66,150$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$58,600$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$124,150$0
    Mike EnziRWY$94,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$23,315$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$41,722$0
    Deb FischerRNE$74,739$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$91,000$0
    Al FrankenDMN$90,205$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$126,550$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$116,128$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$114,723$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$153,985$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$303,022$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$101,690$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$41,422$0
    Dean HellerRNV$133,250$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$24,269$0
    John HoevenRND$13,910$0
    Jim InhofeROK$27,350$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$188,975$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$145,560$0
    Tim KaineDVA$145,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$63,517$0
    Mark KirkRIL$193,775$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$112,672$0
    James LankfordROK$116,496$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$5,550$0
    Mike LeeRUT$36,200$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$44,998$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$67,777$0
    John McCainRAZ$86,325$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$116,412$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$456,700$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$146,960$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$97,976$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$51,950$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$92,150$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$45,900$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$168,701$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$212,390$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$121,435$0
    Rand PaulRKY$217,872$0
    David PerdueRGA$105,250$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$130,150$0
    Rob PortmanROH$282,780$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$85,800$0
    Harry ReidDNV$156,000$0
    Jim RischRID$23,650$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$157,414$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$75,504$0
    Marco RubioRFL$96,300$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$28,179$0
    Ben SasseRNE$82,541$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$44,669$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$279,125$0
    Tim ScottRSC$239,897$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$19,750$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$113,096$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$224,922$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$31,612$0
    Jon TesterDMT$112,673$0
    John ThuneRSD$126,740$0
    Thom TillisRNC$156,304$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$270,659$0
    Tom UdallDNM$53,235$0
    David VitterRLA$25,900$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$186,430$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$126,911$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$69,313$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$58,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$331,090$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Other physician specialists$10,272,691
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
    Nurses$1,040,021
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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