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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

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
$13,385,884

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.

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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

$ Donated
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