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HB 429 - Requires Coverage for Terminal Conditions - Georgia Key Vote

Joyce Chandler voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (54-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (105-61) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Coverage for Terminal Conditions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires insurers to offer coverage to terminally ill patients.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a health benefit plan from restricting coverage for treatment of a terminal condition when such treatment has been prescribed by a physician and agreed to by an insured patient (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this bill applies to the following health plans (Sec. 1):

    • A hospital or medical expense insurance policy or medical service contract;

    • An employee welfare benefit plan; or

    • A contract or agreement with a health maintenance organization.

  • Defines a terminal condition as any disease, illness, or health condition that is expected to result in death within 24 months (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Coverage for Terminal Conditions

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