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HB 1142 - Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes

Jean Hunhoff voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (11-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits health insurers from excluding the use of certain health care providers under their health benefit plan.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurers from excluding any health care professional or facility from a patient’s options, given that the professional or facility meets the following requirements (Sec. 1):
    • The professional or facility is licensed in the state;
    • The professional or facility is located within the geographic coverage area of the health benefit plan; and
    • The professional or facility is willing to meet the terms and conditions established by the health insurer.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits health insurers from excluding the use of certain health care providers under their health benefit plan.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurers from excluding any health care professional or facility from a patient’s options, given that the professional or facility meets the following requirements (Sec. 1):
    • The professional or facility is licensed in the state;
    • The professional or facility is located within the geographic coverage area of the health benefit plan; and
    • The professional or facility is willing to meet the terms and conditions established by the health insurer.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Patients to Use a Health Care Provider Outside of Their Insurance Network

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