Cancer Treatment Fairness Act ~ 2017 (Oral Parity)

Oral Parity Legislation:   HB 1059 passed  on March 15, 2017

Rural-Parity-Brochure_11 29 16 – Final (1)

SPEAC Oral Parity 1-Pager 7-15-16 (1)

FINAL State Fiscal Impact Studies SUMMARY Dec 2016


Next Vote: Tuesday, March 21 @ 9:00 am*
House Insurance & Banking Committee
*this could change, so please stay with us!

ACTION NEEDED: Phone calls, Emails, and Visits. Please contact for more information.

DEADLINE: Before Tuesday 3/21*

ASSIGNMENTS: Any Constituent living in these districts, and Coalition partners and advocate groups have been assigned to these targets. Please check for your name!

  1. ‘Thank you’ phone calls & emails to all subcommittee YES votes

6 members:  Keisling, Hill, Matheny, Powers, Rudd, Towns


  1. ‘Vote Yes on HB1059’ phone calls to all other Committee members (except Chair and Vice Chair)

11 members:  Beck, Brooks, Curcio, Gant, Hardaway, Pitts, Pody, Sargent, Sparks, Thompson, VanHuss


  1. Constituent Visits et. al. (pull out all the stops!) to Committee Targets; Lobby

8 Targets:  VanHuss, Beck, Curcio, Sparks, Gant, Hardaway, Thompson, Towns
If you are able to meet or talk with these members, please consider being in Nashville for the vote; it makes a big impact.


  1. Senate Targets:

There are 3 Senate targets that need to hear from us sooner than later, and they share a district with our House Targets.

3 Targets:  Green, Gresham, Tracy

Please begin working these targets ASAP, right behind House.


The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act is sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron and Rep. William Lamberth. It will ensure that those fighting cancer in TN won’t have to fight for the medication their oncologist says they need.  Please join us in supporting this critical piece of legislation.

Please click on the following link for information on how you can help with this legislation – TN Task Force description.  For a list of Legislators you can contact, please click on this link – LLS – Attachment-Newly-Elected-Members-of-the-110th-General-Assembly.

Thank you for your support!

Recent  News:

February 21, 2017

Cleveland Daily Banner

Brooks Legislation Hopes to Aid Cancer Patients with Insurance,52855

February 20, 2017

The Volunteer Times

Powers Co-Sponsors Cancer Legislation

February 17, 2017

Jackson Sun

Bill Could Help Cancer Costs

February 16, 2017

Knoxville News Sentinel

Humana’s Exit May Leave 40,000 Without Insurance

February 16, 2017

McCormick & Hazlewood Co-Sponsor Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

 February 16, 2017

Clarksville Now

Legislation Introduced to Help Cancer Patients in Tennessee

February 15, 2017

Smithville Review

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act Filed to Support Cancer Patients

February 14, 2017

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act Filed to Support Cancer Patients

February 21, 2017

Greeneville Sun

Faison Co-Sponsors Cancer Patient Fairness Act

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