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H.798

Introduced by Representatives Barnard of Richmond, McDonald of Berlin, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Clarkson of Woodstock, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donovan of Burlington, Evans of Essex, Gilbert of Fairfax, Hosford of Waitsfield, Kilmartin of Newport City, Koch of Barre Town, LaVoie of Swanton, Lenes of Shelburne, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, Minter of Waterbury, Mook of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes, Pearson of Burlington, Peltz of Woodbury, Pugh of S. Burlington, Sweaney of Windsor and Valliere of Barre City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; health insurance; medical screening; breast cancer

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require insurers to cover the full cost of a mammogram, less a co-payment.

AN ACT RELATING TO MAMMOGRAPHY PATIENT COST CONTAINMENT

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

Sec. 1.  8 V.S.A. § 4100a(a) is amended to read:

(a)  Insurers shall provide coverage for screening by low-dose mammography for the presence of occult breast cancer, as provided by this subchapter.  Benefits provided shall be at least as favorable as coverage for other radiological examinations and subject to the same dollar limits, deductibles, and coinsurance factors within the provisions of the policy cover the full cost of the mammography service, subject to the same co-payment as applicable to care or services provided by a primary care physician under the insured’s policy, provided that no co-payment shall exceed $25.00.  Mammography services shall not be subject to deductible or coinsurance requirements.



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