Supported Healthcare and Veterans Related Bills Today

April 17, 2019

The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session today and I want to highlight two important bills that I am happy to share the House passed:

HB 5521, An Act Expanding Required Health Insurance Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

The bill protects Connecticut residents by expanding the "pre-existing conditions provision" to include pre-existing conditions regardless of whether medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment was recommended or received for such conditions prior to the effective date of coverage under a health insurance policy or plan.

In addition, the bill requires short-term insurance policies to include the same pre-existing conditions provision as other individual and group health insurance policies. The bill also repeals redundant exceptions that limit mandatory coverage for breast cancer survivors.

I am proud to have co-sponsored this important legislation that makes health care more accessible.

HB 7249, An Act Concerning Emergency Medical Training in Health Conditions Common to Former Members of the Armed Forces

The bill requires emergency medical services personnel to receive training in health conditions common to veterans. We must continue to support the heroes who have served our country in the Armed Forces. This legislation is one way to ensure we continue to prioritize their well-being.

These bills will now be considered by the Senate.