Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status. (SB1287)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex to a transgender individual based on the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan on the basis of the covered person's gender identity or being a transgender individual. The measure requires health carriers to assess medical necessity according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current medical standards. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102070D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1287)
01/31/2019Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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