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FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Kentucky has the highest lung cancer rates in the country.

A new plan in the General Assembly hopes to change that. A bill being debated would make state money available to help anyone who needs a lung cancer screening.

The bill is sponsored by Independent Republican Kim Moser, who lost her mom to lung cancer in 2017.

“It’s just hard to watch, and if we can do something about it, to really get people screened and catch these cancers earlier, we can save lives,” Moser said.

The bill is set to be voted on by the full state House of Representatives Monday.