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Access to Health Care (Health Care Reform)

Insurance

Insurance reform to include community rating, portability of coverage and elimination of pre-existing conditions and waiting periods for the basic benefit package. (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA supports legislation to enable open access to health insurance across state lines. (Res C-21, A-09)

The WSMA supports legislation to achieve portability of health insurance. (Res C-22, A-09)

The WSMA supports the stabilization of the individual insurance market so that health coverage is affordable to all people in the state. (Res C-1, A-96; BT Rpt J, A-01; EC Rpt F, A-02) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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