Bloomingdale, IL — State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R – Hanover Park) is celebrating House Bill 3202’s passage through the House floor. The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Sanalitro, is a crucial piece of legislation aimed at increasing access to at-home saliva tests that pre-screen for cancer and promote early cancer detection.
Rep. Sanalitro said, “The successful passage of this cancer pre-screening bill in the House is a significant step towards promoting early cancer detection and improving the health of our communities.” She continued, “Early cancer detection not only helps save lives, but it also helps to decrease costs as late stage cancer therapies are extremely expensive.”
The bill amends the Insurance Code to require insurance coverage for medically necessary at-home saliva tests that pre-screen for cancer. The bill also has a provision that ensures coverage applies if the patient is asymptomatic and at high risk for the disease being tested for, or demonstrates symptoms of the disease being tested for at a physical exam.
Rep. Sanalitro’s sponsorship of this legislation demonstrates her commitment to addressing critical healthcare needs and supporting preventative measures in the fight against cancer. She will continue to work towards healthier communities across Illinois as the bill moves forward in the legislative process.
For more information about this legislation or State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro’s ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety in the 48th District, please visit her website RepSanalitro.com.
State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.