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MIOCA Advocate speaks out for Affordable Access to Treatment

August 13, 2016

Amy Harvey, 43, of West Bloomfield, was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer in 2009. Since her diagnosis, she has been through six different chemotherapy regimens, including an oral chemotherapy regimen which cost $3,100 for a two-week supply. That cost may not have been passed onto her had Michigan ensured equal health insurance coverage for both IV and oral chemotherapies.  

Amy is working with other MIOCA advocates to raise awareness of the need for fairness in coverage of chemotherapy. Michigan is one of only eight states without this type of legislation. Passed by the Senate in May, SB625 currently sits in the House Insurance Committee. MIOCA and many other cancer organizations are working to get this moved into law in Michigan.

Read more in the Detroit  Jewish News Article , "Hard to Swallow."

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