Jun. 17, 2019

The House Insurance Committee gave its unanimous approval to my bill to include custom-fabricated artificial devices under the definition of breast prosthetics covered by insurance. Most insurers cover reconstructive breast surgery and off-the-shelf breast prosthetics for post-mastectomy surgery, but there are situations when neither of these two options are reasonable. Custom breast prosthetics provide these women with another option, but some insurers do not provide coverage. My bill would correct this. House Bill 1457 now goes to the full House for consideration.