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State Outlook

Pennsylvania will be attempting to introduce Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation during the 2019 Legislative Session. Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) has agreed to champion Insurance Fairness. Currently, Insurance Fairness is being drafted and awaits a formal introduction. We are actively seeking advocates to assist the efforts to pass Insurance Fairness in 2019.

Insurance Fairness History

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2011 Legislative Session, which saw introduction in the House of Representatives. House Bill 783 was introduced and referred to the Insurance Committee. The measure did not receive favorable consideration before the committee and the measure failed.

Legislative Information

The Pennsylvania 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 1st and will tentatively conclude December 31st. The Pennsylvania General Assembly does not have any deadlines for prefiling or introductions.

Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Democratic Party controls the Office of the Governor.

Get Involved

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 Pennsylvania Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.

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