Komen Ozark Recognizes Our Work on Oral Chemo Parity Legislation
At its annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, the Susan G. Komen Ozark affiliate awarded me its inaugural Dr. Merlin Leach Advocate of the Year award, citing our collaborative effort to pass oral chemo parity legislation during this year's legislative session.
The new law requires insurers to cover oral chemotherapeutic agents no differently than they would cover intravenous chemotherapy. This means more options, more flexibility, and much lower costs for cancer patients in Arkansas.
Before the Arkansas legislature passed this bill, the state was one of just eight that didn't require parity for oral chemo.