Massachusetts has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Massachusetts General Court passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2006. House Bill 5256 was signed into law by Governor Mitt Romney (R) on September 6th, 2006.
As part of the legislative process, the Massachusetts General Court commissioned the Massachusetts Insurance Fairness Study to study and evaluate the impact of a mandated benefit pertaining to health insurance coverage for prosthetic devices.
The Massachusetts General Court works on two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 2nd and will tentatively conclude December 31st. The Massachusetts General Court has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The introduction deadline for both chambers is January 4th.
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 Massachusetts. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.