ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta)
Senate Bill 123 was sent to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
"With this bill, we are standing up for Georgians who have received or will receive the horrendous diagnosis of cancer," said Sen. Hill. "Our current state law prevents some Georgians from receiving cancer treatment at the hospital of their choice. SB 123 changes this. I don't want Georgia to be known as the state that restricts access to treatment that is close to home."
Speak Now Georgia is a coalition of cancer survivors, patients, their families, advocates and allies. The coalition was launched to generate awareness of the statue within 2008 legislation that has had the unintended consequence of limiting access for Georgians to quality healthcare that is close to home. A groundswell of grassroots support has helped to bring attention to the issue.
"As a cancer survivor, I want to thank Sen. Hill for his perseverance and support and for bringing this bill forward. I am passionate about Speak Now Georgia, because I want to fight for my fellow Georgians who will receive a cancer diagnosis. I know what they are experiencing, and the last thing they need is to be turned away from the treatment of their choice," said Jennifer Thigpen, Speak Now Georgia.
For more information visit www.speaknowgeorgia.org.
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SOURCE Speak Now Georgia
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