Rep. Curry Todd Reveals Cancer Diagnosis



Embattled state Rep. Curry Todd told a House committee today that he has incurable cancer. The Associated Press reports:

State Rep. Curry Todd told a House committee on Tuesday that he has a form of incurable cancer.

The Collierville Republican informed colleagues about his condition during a House Commerce Committee hearing on a proposal to require insurance companies to pay for oral chemotherapy treatments.

The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin is opposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and the insurance industry on the basis that it creates a government mandate.

"How many have you walked into the doctor's office and he's told you you've got cancer?" Todd said. "This is a subject that's close to my heart, period."

Todd did not elaborate on what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with.

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