State Representative Dan Swanson, Chief Co-Sponsor of HB 5318, is happy to announce that his bi-partisan legislation passed unanimously to promote prostate cancer screenings in Illinois. The video clip below are his comments on the House Floor:
This proposal amends the Illinois Insurance Code Prostate Coverage mandate to clarify that the coverage shall be without imposing a cost-sharing requirement. Beginning on January 1, 2024, this law would provide for an annual prostate cancer screening instead of a digital rectal examination and a prostate-specific antigen test.
This legislation with input from the Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council is supported by groups including the Illinois State Medical Society and the American Nurses Association. The legislation now moves to the Illinois Senate for consideration. If you would like to follow the status of this bill or any other proposals in the Illinois General Assembly, you may find information at ilga.gov.