Oregon has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Oregon State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2007. House Bill 2517received minimal opposition in both the House and the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) on June 12th, 2007.
The Oregon 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 15th and will tentatively conclude April 14th. The Oregon Legislature has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The introduction deadline for both chambers is December 21st, 2018.
Currently, the Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and 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 Oregon. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.