SB 43
Enacts provisions relating to hearing aids covered by health benefit plans
Sponsor:
LR Number:
1030S.03P
Committee:
Last Action:
5/13/2021 - Requests to Recede or Grant Conference Calendar
Journal Page:
Title:
SS SCS SB 43
Calendar Position:
1
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021
House Handler:

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 43 - This act requires health benefit plans delivered, issued, continued, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022, to provide coverage to children under 18 years of age for those hearing aids which are covered for children receiving benefits under MO HealthNet.

This act is similar to HB 289 (2021).

ERIC VANDER WEERD

HA #1: CHANGES THE TITLE FROM "HEARING AIDS COVERED BY HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS" TO "HEALTH CARE".

HA #2: EXTENDS THE SUNSET ON CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT ALLOWANCES.

HA #3: MODIFIES APPLICATION OF THE PROVISION REGARDING HEARING AIDS COVERED BY SHORT TERM MAJOR MEDICAL POLICIES OF TWELVE MONTHS RATHER THAN SIX MONTHS AND INSERTS PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO CERTAIN DISTRIBUTORS OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES.