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2019 House Bill 1870: Making state law consistent with selected federal consumer protections in the patient protection and affordable care act
Introduced by Rep. Lauren Davis (Shoreline) (D) on February 4, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on February 4, 2019
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 28, 2019
Received in the Senate on March 5, 2019
Referred to the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on March 5, 2019
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 20, 2019
(1) Clarifies that the nondiscrimination provisions only apply to nongrandfathered health plans in the individual or small group markets, as opposed to all health plans. (2) Clarifies that these health plans may not discriminate in the plan's benefit design, as opposed to in its coverage decisions, reimbursement rates, or incentive programs. (3) Clarifies that the section may not be construed to prevent an issuer from utilizing reasonable medical management techniques.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2019 Senate Committee Amendment.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 21, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on March 27, 2019
Adds an emergency clause.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on March 27, 2019
Removes provisions related to prohibiting unfair rescissions, the essential health benefits, lifetime limits, explanations of coverage, and prohibiting issuer and health plan discrimination, maintaining provisions related to guaranteed issue and eligibility.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on March 27, 2019
Removes provisions related to prohibiting unfair rescissions, the guaranteed issue and eligibility, the essential health benefits, explanations of coverage, and prohibiting issuer and health plan discrimination, maintaining provisions related to lifetime limits.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 27, 2019
Received in the House on April 1, 2019
Passed 56 to 37 in the House on April 1, 2019.
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House agreed to Senate amendments.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 17, 2019

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