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The Chris Elliott Fund Commends New Bill to Improve Access to Oral Chemotherapy Drugs
Date:5/13/2013

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

The Chris Elliott Fund commends the work of Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26 , for introducing the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act which would require health insurance companies to equally cover and reimburse intravenous/injectable and orally administered anti-cancer medication. “Doctors, not insurance companies, should decide the best course of treatment for cancer patients. This legislation will better enable patients access to the best available treatments that will extend and improve their quality of life” said Higgins in a press release on the introduction of the act on May 2nd 2013.

Many brain tumor patients face mounting costs throughout treatment, one of which can be oral chemo therapy treatment. “There are so many great treatments out there and unfortunately too often brain cancer patients are left with the question of who is going to pay for it” says Dellann Elliott Mydland, Chris Elliott Fund Founder & President, “it is unfortunate to see individuals and families bankrupted by cancer care and treatment, and this Act aims to change that.” The Chris Elliott Fund supports this bill and offers that it is a great bridge between science and healthcare, finding affordable solutions for the care people need. It is part of CEF's mission to provide immediate equal access to advance treatment, in hopes to end brain cancer. Financial concerns are a specific focus of The Chris Elliott Fund, earlier this year the organization hosted a 2-part webinar in their Brains Matter Webinar Series on “

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