Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee expressing support of the Amendment to SB 435/HB 264 to require the majority of individual and group health insurance policies to provide coverage for proton therapy for the treatment of cancer. (TO BE ADDED)
First, this shouldn't be a Commission issue.
Second, it's hypocritical for conservatives, who have railed against mandatory coverage in the Affordable Care Act, now want to tell insurance companies what treatments they have to pay for, specifically a therapy that lacks any scientific trials to show it is any more effective than traditional radiation or gamma knife.
Third, such a law would drive up health care costs for everyone in Tennessee to, as noted before, perhaps no benefit whatsoever.
I wonder if Terry Douglass will show up in campaign finance disclosures for Ownby and Ryan Hanes.....reform4's blog | | |