DE HB120 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-9)
Status: Passed on September 20 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-09-20 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


This Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug or drugs. This Act is based on a similar bill in Georgia that was inspired by President Jimmy Carters recent battle with cancer.

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An Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Insurance Coverage Of Certain Cancer Treatments.


Roll Calls

2017-06-08 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-05-09 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-09-20 Signed by Governor
2017-06-08 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-07 Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2017-05-10 Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate
2017-05-09 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-05-09 Amendment HA 1 to HB 120 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-05-09 Amendment HA 1 to HB 120 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-05-03 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
2017-03-30 Introduced in House and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee

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