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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Assembly approves amended version of chemo bill

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MADISON - The state Assembly has also approved an amended chemo bill that requires health insurance companies cover expensive chemo pills for cancer patients, just as they do for traditional chemotherapy treatments.

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This version of the bill, which caps co-payments at 100 dollars per month, was passed by a vote of 75-18. The bill needs concurrence in the Senate before Governor Walker can sign it into law. The Senate will meet on April 1st for its last day of session.

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