Provision Sets The Record Straight About Proton Therapy

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Provision visited WATE Channel 6 for a one-on-one interview with anchor Lori Tucker.  We discussed proton therapy, what it means for East Tennessee and cleared up some misconceptions about cost and the efficacy of treatments.  The pending legislation that is currently before Tennessee lawmakers was also discussed.  Passage of this legislation would require Tennessee insurers to cover Tennesseans for proton therapy treatments.  As it now stands, if you live in Tennessee and are between the ages of 19 and 64, you are not covered for this unique treatment option.  However, citizens of neighboring states like Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia or Florida, are covered and are traveling to East Tennessee to receive treatments.  Please help us make sure this treatment option is available to all Tennesseans who desperately need it.  Urge Tennessee lawmakers to vote YES on House Bill 264 and Senate Bill 435.  Go to www.capitol.tn.gov to locate your Representative.