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2009 House Bill 4476: Impose autism treatment insurance mandate
Introduced by Rep. Kathy Angerer (D) on February 26, 2009
To impose a new coverage mandate that would require Blue Cross Blue Shield to include in all their health care insurance policies coverage for treatments related to autism, without requiring any dollar limit, deductible or co-pay for these that does not apply to other disorders.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 26, 2009
Reported in the House on June 9, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 24, 2009
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2009
Substitute offered by Rep. Kathy Angerer (D) on June 24, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Angerer (D) on June 24, 2009
To mandate that Blue Cross use "evidence-based" and "managed care" cost-containment practices in assessing autism insurance claims.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2009
To impose a new coverage mandate that would require Blue Cross Blue Shield to include in all their health care insurance policies coverage for treatments related to autism, without requiring any dollar limit, deductible or co-pay for these that does not apply to other disorders .
Received in the Senate on June 25, 2009
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on June 25, 2009

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