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Rep. Todd Criticizes Haslam Opposition to Chemtherapy Bill

By Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Rep. Curry Todd told a House committee on Tuesday that he has a form of incurable cancer.
The Collierville Republican informed colleagues about his condition during a House Commerce Committee hearing on a proposal to require insurance companies to pay for oral chemotherapy treatments.
The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin is opposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and the insurance industry on the basis that it creates a government mandate.
“How many have you walked into the doctor’s office and he’s told you you’ve got cancer?” Todd said. “This is a subject that’s close to my heart, period.”

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