SENATE MOVES BILL TO HELP THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

A measure which would require insurance companies to provide individuals with disabilities access to services and facilities not accessible through in-network providers, was unanimously approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Under the plan, insurance companies would have to develop a plan to provide consumers with in-network rates for accessible medical services, if there is not an in-network provider who is able to accommodate their needs. This measure now heads to the full Senate for approval.