Maryland has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Maryland General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. House Bill 579 was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley (D) on May 9th, 2009.
Prior to the passage of HB 579, the Maryland General Assembly commissioned the Maryland Insurance Fairness Study to study the medical impacts and cost associated with an earlier version of the legislation.
The Maryland General Assembly works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 9th and will tentatively conclude April 8th. The Maryland General Assembly has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The House has set an introduction deadline for February 4th. The Senate’s is February 8th.
Currently, the Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Republican Party controls the Office of the Governor.
In order to move forward with other legislative initiatives beyond Insurance Fairness, the Amputee Coalition needs the backing of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates to support or advocacy efforts in Maryland. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Maryland Insurance Administration to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.