15 Jun: Vitale-Weinberg Bill To Ensure Access To Outpatient Cancer Care Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Loretta Weinberg which would require outpatient cancer care facilities to provide services to patients without regard to pay or source of payment was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today by a vote of 5-0, with one abstention.

“Whether you’re young, old, rich or poor, cancer doesn’t discriminate, and is an equal-opportunity disease that strikes all segments of the population,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex, the chair of the health panel. “Our State’s outpatient cancer treatment and testing facilities shouldn’t discriminate either. We need to ensure that everyone, regardless of their economic situation, has access to the best cancer care that New Jersey has to offer.”