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Gaetz announces deal with insurers for cancer trial patients



Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, just announced that Florida's major health insurers have agreed to cover the routine care of cancer patients involved in clinical trials.

Gaetz, chairman of the Senate's health regulation committee, has been working with the insurers, medical providers and consumer advocates on the agreement. He will sign it Wednesday morning alongside Senate President Jeff Atwater.

Gaetz called it "a major victory" for thousands of Floridians battling cancer.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:14pm]


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