Haslam Vetoes Experimental Cancer Treatment Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a bill that would have required state insurance plans to cover an experimental cancer treatment, WPLN reports. The treatment is called proton therapy, and it’s designed to do less damage to the body than average cancer treatment, but providers say it’s too expensive and unproven. The governor said that the mandate “could put patients at risk and expose them to excessive charges from out-of-network providers.”
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