Health insurance; coverage for mammograms. (HB579)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for mammograms. Requires health insurers, on and after January 1, 2021, to provide coverage for low-dose screening mammograms at rates that are more frequent than is currently required if the covered individual has a family history of breast cancer. If the individual has a family history of breast cancer, the bill requires coverage for annual mammograms from age 30 through 49 and biannual mammograms starting at age 50. However, the age at which such coverage of annual mammograms starts shall be younger than 30 if the covered individual's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at an age earlier than 40, in which event coverage starts during the year that the individual attains an age that is 10 years younger than the age of the individual's mother at the time of her diagnosis. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102080D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/16/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB579)
01/21/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce