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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: July 17, 2019 01:39 PM
From: Representative Aaron D. Kaufer
To: All House members
Subject: Protecting the Doctor-Patient Relationship with Insurance Companies
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would offer protections for providers from being dropped from insurance company networks without just cause.

Insurers contract with providers through networks in order to provide care to their members. Insurers may have the ability to drop providers from their network without cause for doing so, which can be harmful to patient care and disrupts the patient-doctor relationship.

My legislation would amend the Insurance Company Law to require that no insurer shall exclude or terminate a health care provider from participation in the network plan without just cause.

I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as HB1795