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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5021

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 30

   

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FRITZ, 90th Dist.

 

AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OSTOMY-RELATED SUPPLIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That sections 38a-492j and 38a-518j of the general statutes be amended to require individual and group health policies delivered, issued for delivery, renewed or continued in this state that provide coverage for ostomy surgery to include coverage, up to five thousand dollars annually, for medically necessary appliances and supplies relating to an ostomy.

Statement of Purpose:

To expand health insurance coverage of ostomy-related supplies from one thousand dollars annually to five thousand dollars annually.