Jefferson Exchange | March 11, 2014 | 8:00
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Tue March 11, 2014

Closing Ranks On Colonoscopies

Jason Parks talks about getting the Oregon legislature to pass a law on colonoscopy coverage.

The Oregon Legislature recently took a stand on colonoscopies. 

A colonoscopy in progress.
Credit U.S. Navy/Public Domain

Not pro or con, mind you--medicine is quite convinced of the value of a picture of the large intestine.  What the legislature did is make sure that insurance companies will cover the cost of removing polyps discovered during the procedure. 

We talk about the law and colon cancer more generally with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networks.   

 

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