Minnesota has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation. We are actively looking for advocates to support their efforts.
Insurance Fairness History
The Minnesota State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 88th (2013-2014) Legislative Session, which saw legislation introduced in both chambers. HF675 was introduced and referred to House Health and Human Services Committee and SF1075 was referred to the Senate Commerce Committee. Neither bill received any consideration before the committee of reference.
The Minnesota State Legislature works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 8th and will tentatively conclude May 20th. The Minnesota Legislature is able to prefile legislation but prefiling deadlines have not been determined for the 2019 Legislative Session. The Legislature does not have introduction deadlines.
Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Democratic Party controls the Office of the Governor.
In order to move Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation through the legislative process, the Amputee Coalition needs the support of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates and champions for Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Minnesota Division of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.