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SB 898: Health Care Coverage


Health Care Coverage; Requiring health insurers, corporations, and health maintenance organizations issuing certain health policies to provide coverage for telemedicine services; prohibiting the exclusion of telemedicine cost coverage solely because the services were not provided face to face; prohibiting the imposition of certain dollar and durational coverage limitations or copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles on telemedicine services unless imposed equally on all terms and services; providing coverage under the state plan or a waiver for health home services provided to eligible individuals with chronic conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Banking and Insurance
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/14/2013 Senate • Filed
2/19/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 64
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 64
3/28/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 04/02/13, 12:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/2/2013 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Health Policy (159956); YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 345
4/3/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Amendments)
4/4/2013 Senate • Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 345
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Banking and Insurance