Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (HB2577)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of any age. Currently, such coverage is required to be provided for individuals from age two through age 10. The provision applies with respect to insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on or after January 1, 2020. This bill is identical to SB 1693. Amends § 38.2-3418.17, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/23/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102840D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2577)
01/22/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
01/24/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Enrolled
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2577ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2577ER)
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/19)

Comments

teresa champion writes:

this is an important bill for the autism community. This bill would require that large group state-regulated healthcare plans cover medical needs of the autism community of any age.

Bill writes:

Insurance is a hedge offered for an unknown ,but expected event. Not financing a definite expense.

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