On April 20, the California Senate Health Committee voted to pass the California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987) from the committee. The Cancer Care is Different Coalition issued this statement:
“The Cancer Care is Different Coalition thanks Senator Anthony Portantino and the members of the California Senate Health Committee for their support of the California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987), legislation that is critical to increasing access to the latest cancer treatments, clinical trials and specialized care for Californians on Medi-Cal. This legislation is an important first step in tackling the inequitable outcomes the current system has created and helping save more lives. We will continue to work with all of those who support cancer care equity to advance this legislation. We urge speedy consideration and support of SB 987.”
The California Cancer Care Equity Act (SB 987) is now referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.