Bill Text: MI HB4597 | 2009-2010 | 95th Legislature | Introduced
Bill Title: Insurance; health; coverage for outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment; provide that coverage cannot be more restrictive than coverage for outpatient medical treatment. Amends 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.100 - 500.8302) by adding sec. 3406s. [Track Bill]
Status: 2010-11-10 - Referred To Second Reading [HB4597 Detail]
HOUSE BILL No. 4597
March 17, 2009, Introduced by Reps. Warren, Gregory, Lipton, Scripps, Espinoza, Smith, Robert Jones, Donigan, Byrnes, Miller, Liss, Switalski, Angerer, Byrum, Sheltrown, Spade, Coulouris, Mayes, Leland, Haugh, Terry Brown, Durhal, Tlaib, Roberts, Young, Meadows, Bauer, Dean, Kennedy, Jackson, McDowell, Valentine, Neumann, Lisa Brown, Gonzales, Johnson, Pearce, Melton, Barnett, Segal, Womack, Constan, Polidori, Roy Schmidt, Opsommer, Booher, Green, Lori, DeShazor and Kurtz and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.
A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled
"The insurance code of 1956,"
(MCL 500.100 to 500.8302) by adding section 3406s.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 3406s. An insurer that delivers, issues for delivery, or
renews in this state on or after January 1, 2010 an expense-
incurred hospital, medical, or surgical policy or certificate and a
health maintenance organization that issues or renews a group or
individual contract on or after January 1, 2010 shall provide that
cost-sharing requirements and benefit or service limitations for
outpatient mental health and outpatient substance abuse services do
not place a greater financial burden on the insured or enrollee and
are not more restrictive than those requirements and limitations
for outpatient medical services.