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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.593

Introduced by   Representatives O'Donnell of Vernon, Marek of Newfane, Milkey of Brattleboro and Mrowicki of Putney

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; insurance; ambulance services; costs

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to mandate that health insurance companies pay for ambulance services, even when a patient is not transported.

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  8 V.S.A. § 4088f is added to read: 

§ 4088f.  AMBULANCE SERVICES

     A health insurance plan shall provide coverage for any ambulance services rendered to an insured, including any medical services provided, whether or not the patient is actually transported in the ambulance.  As used herein, “health insurance plan” means Medicaid, the Vermont health access plan, and any other public health care assistance program, any individual or group health insurance policy, any hospital or medical service corporation or health maintenance organization subscriber contract, or any other health benefit plan offered, issued, or renewed for any person in this state by a health insurer, as defined by 18 V.S.A. § 9402.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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