The state Senate is one vote away from approving a plan to make cancer treatment easier and cheaper.

Many rural cancer patients have to travel fifty or sixty miles top a chemotherapy treatment center.  But backers of a proposed new insurance law say there should be parity between prices for intravenous treatments and chemotherapy pills. 

Bill supporters say several insurance companies charge substantially more for the pills than they do for injections.

The sponsor of the bill, Ryan Silvey of Kansas City, thinks medical science is moving away from intravenous injections and toward pills.

The Senate is expected to send the bill to the House soon.

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