Monday, June 16, 2008

CO PASSES 'COLORADO COLORECTAL SCREENING GUARANTEE': no more than 10% of the cost of the procedure is passed to those insured

House Bill 1410, the Colorado Colorectal Screening Guarantee, by Representative Andy Kerr, the Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Insurance Mandate Bill. The bill would require small group and individual plans regulated by the state to include coverage for the range of screenings as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Additionally, it provides guaranteed coverage for folks younger than 50 who have a family history or exhibit other chronic conditions. While policy deductibles no longer apply to colon cancer screenings, co-payments and co-insurance will continue to. HMO’s are limited to a fee of no more than 10% of the cost of the procedure. ACS supported this bill.

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