|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Maier of Middlebury, Chen of Mendon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Keogh of Burlington, Leriche of Hardwick, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Wheeler of Derby and Zenie of Colchester
Subject: Health insurance; Medicaid; naturopathic physicians
Statement of purpose: This bill would make explicit the intent of the legislature that medically necessary services provided by naturopathic physicians are covered by Medicaid, VHAP, and other public health care assistance programs.
AN ACT RELATING TO Medicaid coverage of naturopathic physicians
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 8 V.S.A. § 4008d(b) is amended to read:
(b) As used in this section, “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. The term shall not include benefit plans providing coverage for specific disease or other limited benefit coverage.
Sec. 2. Effective date
This act shall take effect on passage.
The Vermont General Assembly
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