Louisiana Health Insurers Call on Legislature To Establish Commission To Examine Health Insurance Mandate Proposals
The head of the Louisiana Association of Health Plans on Tuesday called on the state Legislature to pass a bill (HB 438) that would establish the Louisiana Mandated Health Benefits Commission to examine proposals for new insurance coverage mandates before they are considered by lawmakers, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. The bill would create an appointed 15-member committee, which would include representatives from labor, consumer, business, insurance and health care organizations. In addition, the bill would require that mandate proposals be submitted to the commission by Jan. 15 each year for analysis and recommendation before they could be considered in the Legislature. According to the association, there are 32 laws in Louisiana that mandate health insurance coverage for various services (Shuler, Baton Rouge Advocate, 4/22).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.