Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Prosthetic Parity Passes MO General Assembly!

Prosthetic parity legislation passed the MO Senate Friday with ten minutes to go till 6:00pm. It passed the house earlier in the day as an amendment to HB 577, an insurance bill. Now all it needs is an almost certain signature by Governor Jay Nixon.

The parity law enjoyed a dramatic last few days. It had been attached to the enormous health care bill SB 306, which passed the House but died in the Senate. Then on Thursday, it was stripped from HB 577 before Rep. Maria Chapelle-Nadal argued for it to be put back in. Without her persistence, this legislation never would have made it. Finally, Missouri Coalition for People with Limb Loss lobbyist Kent Gaines was able to dissuade some opposition in the final moments so the bill could pass.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prosthetic Parity Bill Update

The Prosthetic Parity Bill made it through the House last night as an amendment on SB 306. Now it must go back to the Senate for final approval. Please call or email your senator and ask him or her to support SB 306.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


The MO Prosthetic Parity Bill has been attached to another bill (SB 306) as an amendment and passed by the full Senate. On to the House now, where it has the support of insurance companies due to our compromise. The bill now calls for a mandated offer instead of mandated coverage, which means that insurance companies have to offer everyone plans that contain full prosthetic coverage without caps, but you could theoretically save $4 per year by opting out.