Topic: State laws on insurance companies paying for clinical trials

Many states have laws requiring insurance companies to pay for clinical trials. Most states have their own guidelines. The National Cancer Institute has been so kind as to organise this information. Just click on the map to find your state's law on clinical trials.

http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/ctlaws-home

You can then go to www.clinicaltrials.gov search for cholangiocarcinoma, or other term and next click on refined search where you can put in the perameters of your state's insurance laws...for example funding body or trial phase.

Kris

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Re: State laws on insurance companies paying for clinical trials

When looking at the website for States That Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials, take note on when it was updated.  Even if your state is not listed, there could be coverage.

Although Iowa is not listed, the governor signed the Iowa Cancer Clinical Trail Insurance Mandate in February 10 requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for cancer clinical trials.