House Lawmakers have passed legislation to increase access to prostate cancer screenings.  The move comes after Representative La Shawn Ford of Chicago pushed the motion.  Ford is a prostate cancer survivor.  The bill will cover annual screening procedures without requiring copays or deductibles.  Another survivor, Dan Swanson of Woodhull stressed the importance of these health screenings.

Representative Dan Caulkins of Decatur says he doesn’t care how old you are, get the screening done.

The bill also applies to follow-up screenings such as MRIs and now moves to the Senate for approval.