Appropriations Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-5032

Title:

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BONE MARROW TESTING.

Vote Date:

4/25/2011

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

2/10/2011

File No.:

40

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

This bill requires health insurance policies to cover testing to determine compatibility for bone marrow transplants. (Detailed summary in Insurance and Real Estate JF Report Bill).

Substitute language adds the phrase “medically necessary” in line 32, as to narrow the population of people insurance policies would cover for bone marrow testing. This significantly reduces the fiscal impact of the bill on the State of Connecticut.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

See Insurance and Real Estate JF Report

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

See Insurance and Real Estate JF Report

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

See Insurance and Real Estate JF Report

Reported by: Vanessa Dale Burns

Date: 05/03/2011