From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Help  


American Cancer Society Pushes Bill

February 26, 2002
By: Ashley Hall
State Capital Bureau

The American Cancer Society testified to the Children, Health and Families committee today in favor of having insurance companies pay for a second opinion for cancer patients. Ashley Hall has more in Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime: 49
OutCue:

Some lawmakers are questioning whether or not insurance companies should have to pay for cancer patients to receive second opinions.

American Cancer Society Representative, Lynn Schlosser, says yes.

Actuality:
RunTime: 20
OutCue: cancer diagnosis
Contents: There are thousands of forms cancer and there are many women and men who, if they had gotten a second opinion would have gotten the right treatment at the right time...they are receiving the wrong treatment for their diagnosis

The bill was heard in the children, families, and health committee yesterday, but has not been voted on yet. SOC