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HB 4183 - Health Insurance for Autism - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

Justin Amash voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Justin Amash made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Health Insurance for Autism

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill requiring health insurance providers to cover costs associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Highlights:
-Requires expense-incurred hospitals, medical or surgical groups and health maintenance organization groups to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (Sec. 3406). -Prohibits the termination or refusal of coverage by an insurer or health maintenance organization solely because a patient has an autism spectrum disorder (Sec. 3406). -Specifies that coverage cannot be limited based on the number of visits made to an autism services provider (Sec. 3406). -Defines "autism spectrum disorder" as an autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, or a pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (Sec. 3406). - Specifies that treatments for which coverage would be required include habilitative or rehabilitative care, pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care and therapeutic care (Sec. 3406). -This bill is closely related to HB 4476.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Health Insurance for Autism

Sponsors

  • Richard J. 'Dick' Ball (MI - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Kathy Angerer (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry L. Brown (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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