Health Policy News and Views
Compiled by Benita M. Dodd
The law and unintended consequences
One of the pieces of legislation that passed in the Georgia General Assembly is known as the Honorable Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act. It’s prefaced with the statement that, “on December 6, President Carter revealed that his physicians said that all signs of cancer were gone.”
The former president, you may recall, was diagnosed with melanoma
, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and it had spread to his brain and liver. He was 91 years old at diagnosis. He continues to undergo treatment; he says his doctors found no trace of the lesions.
The legislation, HB 965
No health benefit plan…