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AB 1825 - Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage - Key Vote

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Diane Harkey voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (52-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires group and individual health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after July 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2014 to provide coverage for maternity services.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that maternity services include the following (Sec. 2):
    • Prenatal care;
    • Ambulatory care maternity services;
    • Involuntary complications of pregnancy;
    • Neonatal care; and
    • Inpatient hospital maternity care, including labor, delivery and post partum care.
  • Allows health insurers that issue, amend, or renew policies on or after July 1, 2011 and that apply a preexisting condition provision, a waiting or affiliation period, or a waivered condition provision to include in such policies an exclusionary period of up to 12 months for maternity services, to the extent permitted under federal law (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that group and individual health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014 shall cover maternity services pursuant to Sec. 1302(b) of the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Public Law 111-148) (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires group and individual health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after July 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2014 to provide coverage for maternity services.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that maternity services include the following (Sec. 2):
    • Prenatal care;
    • Ambulatory care maternity services;
    • Involuntary complications of pregnancy;
    • Neonatal care; and
    • Inpatient hospital maternity care, including labor, delivery and post partum care.
  • Allows health insurers that issue, amend, or renew policies on or after July 1, 2011 and that apply a preexisting condition provision, a waiting or affiliation period, or a waivered condition provision to include in such policies an exclusionary period of up to 12 months for maternity services, to the extent permitted under federal law (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that group and individual health insurance policies issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2014 shall cover maternity services pursuant to Sec. 1302(b) of the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Public Law 111-148) (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (48-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires health care plans to cover maternity services.

Highlights:
  • Requires all health care coverage made available to California consumers include maternity services (Sec. 1).
  • Requires health insurers to submit, for approval by March 1, 2011 to the Department of Insurance, a revised policy form that provides coverage for maternity services (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that maternity services include prenatal care, ambulatory care maternity services, involuntary complications of pregnancy, neonatal care, and inpatient hospital maternity care (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage

Sponsors

  • Hector De La Torre (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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