Legislative Column for the Week of March 30, 2015
Pre-Easter Update

The Senate this week third-read and passed SB 316, a measure I sponsored, that would equalize insurance co-payments for services by licensed occupational therapists.

Currently, some services of this type require much higher co-pays than office visits from a regular primary care physician, and it is my belief this bill would help level the playing field, thus saving the patients more out-of-pocket cash.

The legislation now moves on to the House for similar consideration.

In addition, I want to wish all my constituents a very happy Easter weekend. Let us remember the reason we recognize this holiday, and I hope each of us find some time to surround ourselves with the love of family and friends, to celebrate our faith, and to look toward new beginnings.  

I always encourage my constituents to feel free to contact me throughout the year with comments, questions or suggestions by calling my office at (573) 751-5713. To find more information about the bills I sponsor, or visit www.senate.mo.gov/brown.

Thank you for reading this and for your participation in state government.