Who is covering insurance committee meetings!? I am! This a brief for Capitol Wire, an online-only, subscription service for state government, policy wonks. I won’t post most subscription stuff, but this is just so damn boring, I know it just doesn’t matter. And, fair use law has to include something so short.
By Christopher Wink | Jun 16, 2008 | Capitol Wire
HARRISBURG (June 16) The House Insurance committee passed a flurry of legislation in a meeting Tuesday.
All told, six bills were reported from committee, though only two were the subject of any debate.
Four were passed unanimously, including the following: bills 1824, which would funnel federal funding to community-based health providers; 2490, which would make a refusal to renew an insurance policy based on an adjacent property an unfair practice; 2580, which would require health insurance policies to reimburse services provided by licensed occupational therapists, and 2625, which is a companion to 1824 and would establish a system of assessment for community-based health care providers.
Bills 1122, which would create a health insurance consumer advocate, and 2642, which would limit some rate increases used by insurance providers, passed but received some Republican opposition.
Cartoon courtesy of Allen Brown Insurance Agency.
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Good post, but you are bored. 🙂