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2011 Senate Bill 414: Impose autism treatment insurance mandate

Public Act 99 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on June 8, 2011, to impose a new coverage mandate that would require Blue Cross Blue Shield to include in all their policies coverage for treatments related to autism, and prohibit requiring a higher deductible or co-pay, or providing a lower benefit level than those that apply to treatments for other ailments.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on June 8, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on March 13, 2012, to also impose a mandate on insurers to include mental health and substance abuse coverage in all health policies, under terms no more restrictive than other coverage. The substitute failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on March 13, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate on March 13, 2012, to impose a new coverage mandate that would require Blue Cross Blue Shield to include in all their policies coverage for treatments related to autism, and prohibit requiring a higher deductible or co-pay, or providing a lower benefit level than those that apply to treatments for other ailments. Senate Bill 981 would authorize state subsidies to insurance companies to cover the extra cost, but any actual subsidies would require an appropriation by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 13, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 13, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 28, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on March 28, 2012, to also impose a mandate on insurers to include mental health and substance abuse coverage in all health policies, under terms no more restrictive than other coverage. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
  4. Passed 91 to 19 in the House on March 29, 2012, to impose a new coverage mandate that would require Blue Cross Blue Shield to include in all their policies coverage for treatments related to autism, and prohibit requiring a higher deductible or co-pay, or providing a lower benefit level than those that apply to treatments for other ailments. Senate Bill 981 would authorize state subsidies to insurance companies to cover the extra cost, but any actual subsidies would require an appropriation by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  6. Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 18, 2012.

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