SD40 - Mandated Coverage for Cancer Treatments
The Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor referred Senate Bill 1281 to the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission) during the 1999 Session of the General Assembly. The patron of Senate Bill 1281 is Jane H. Woods.
The Advisory Commission held a hearing to receive public comments on the bill on June 30, 1999, in Richmond. In addition to the patron, two citizens and a representative of the American Cancer Society spoke in support of the bill. A representative of the Virginia Association of Health Plans (VAHP) spoke in opposition to the bill. Written comments in support of the bill were received from a private citizen. Written comments opposing the bill were received from the Health Insurance Association of America (HIM), the VAHP, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA).
The Advisory Commission concluded its review of Senate Bill 1281 on November 22, 1999.