The Amputee Coalition will focus on ensuring fair insurance coverage for prosthetics provided through Medicaid. We are actively seeking advocates to support these efforts.
The Maryland General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. HB579 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.
State Government Information
The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Republican Party controls the Office of the Governor.
Maryland’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until April each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Maryland Insurance Administration is a state department falling under the executive branch of Maryland’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Administration provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: