Vote to pass a bill that expands healthcare services for patients enrolled in managed care plans.
Allows patients to sue health care insurers if denial of medical service impacts their health negatively.
Calls for claims to be reviewed by external review boards and independent medical specialists to determine whether an insurer should have paid for a particular service and what compensation they may owe to the patient.
Grants patients the right to seek care locally if services offered by their insurer are not located nearby.
Requires that medical specialists, including obstetricians, pediatricians and gynecologists be included in health care plans.
Bars insurers from offering incentives to doctors and hospitals to deny care.
Protects insurers from lawsuits if they approved a procedure that a patient requested which resulted in an injury to the patient.
Requires insurers to allow patients to go to the nearest emergency facility, in case of an emergency, regardless of their coverage plan.