STAND. COM. REP. NO.1352-02
RE: S.C.R. No. 65
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Health, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 65 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CONGRESSIONAL ENACTMENT OF MEDICARE COVERAGE OF ORAL CANCER DRUGS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request Congress to enact legislation requiring Medicare to cover all oral anticancer drugs.
The American Cancer Society testified in support of this measure.
Your Committees find that some of the more effective anticancer drugs are not covered by Medicare and can be cost-prohibitive. Medicare coverage of oral anticancer drugs would assist many of the elderly with cancer and allow them to seek more effective treatment.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 65 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services and Housing and Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair