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2011 Senate Bill 414: Impose autism treatment insurance mandate

Public Act 99 of 2012

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
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.
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
Passed 91 to 19 in the House on March 29, 2012 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on March 29, 2012
Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on March 29, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 18, 2012

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