Assembly Speaker Vos says deal reached on oral chemotherapy bill

MADISON (AP) — Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a deal has been reached that will lead to passage of a bill that makes more affordable chemotherapy drugs in pill form available to cancer patients.

Vos and advocates who have been pushing for the bill appeared together at a news conference to announce the deal before the Assembly was to vote on the bill later Thursday.

Vos says he believes the Senate will sign off on the changes and Gov. Scott Walker will sign it into law.

The main change the Assembly plans to make would require patients to pay $100 a month in co-pay for the drugs.

Cancer victim advocate Paul Westrich says he believes that is fair and it is a good bill.