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AB 1 - Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations - Wisconsin Key Vote

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Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

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Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that expands state medicaid to ensure coverage of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Highlights:

  • Requires every individual health benefit plan to accept every individual in this state who applies for coverage and every group health benefit plan shall accept every employer in this state that applies for coverage, regardless of whether any individual or employee has a preexisting condition (Sec. 7-2).

  • Authorizes a health benefit plan offered on the individual or small employer market or a self-insured health plan to vary premium rates for a specific policy or plan based only on the following considerations (Sec. 7-3):

    • Whether the policy or plan covers an individual or a family;

    • Rating area in the state, as established by the commissioner;

    • Age; and

    • Tobacco use

  • Prohibits a group health benefit plan or a self-insured health plan may not impose a preexisting condition exclusion for any time on a participant or beneficiary under the policy or plan (Sec. 7-5.a).

  • Prohibits any claim or loss incurred or disability under an individual health benefit plan from being reduced or denied on the ground that a disease or physical condition existed prior to the effective date of coverage (Sec. 7-5.b).

Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a substitute bill that expands state medicaid to ensure coverage of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Highlights:

  • Requires every individual health benefit plan to accept every individual in this state who applies for coverage and every group health benefit plan shall accept every employer in this state that applies for coverage, regardless of whether any individual or employee has a preexisting condition (Sec. 7-2).

  • Authorizes a health benefit plan offered on the individual or small employer market or a self-insured health plan to vary premium rates for a specific policy or plan based only on the following considerations (Sec. 7-3):

    • Whether the policy or plan covers an individual or a family;

    • Rating area in the state, as established by the commissioner;

    • Age; and

    • Tobacco use

  • Prohibits a group health benefit plan or a self-insured health plan may not impose a preexisting condition exclusion for any time on a participant or beneficiary under the policy or plan (Sec. 7-5.a).

  • Prohibits any claim or loss incurred or disability under an individual health benefit plan from being reduced or denied on the ground that a disease or physical condition existed prior to the effective date of coverage (Sec. 7-5.b).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands state medicaid to ensure coverage of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Highlights:

  • Requires every individual health benefit plan to accept every individual in this state who applies for coverage and every group health benefit plan shall accept every employer in this state that applies for coverage, regardless of whether any individual or employee has a preexisting condition (Sec. 7-2).

  • Authorizes a health benefit plan offered on the individual or small employer market or a self-insured health plan to vary premium rates for a specific policy or plan based only on the following considerations (Sec. 7-3):

    • Whether the policy or plan covers an individual or a family;

    • Rating area in the state, as established by the commissioner;

    • Age; and

    • Tobacco use

  • Prohibits a group health benefit plan or a self-insured health plan may not impose a preexisting condition exclusion for any time on a participant or beneficiary under the policy or plan (Sec. 7-5.a).

  • Prohibits any claim or loss incurred or disability under an individual health benefit plan from being reduced or denied on the ground that a disease or physical condition existed prior to the effective date of coverage (Sec. 7-5.b).

Title: Expands State Medicaid to Ensure Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

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