STATE BANKING COMMITTEE DELIBERATING MEASURE TO EXPAND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

Members of the state Senate Banking Committee say they’ll soon vote on legislation that would require insurance companies to expand coverage for breast cancer screenings. Senate Bill 8 would require insurance companies to cover the cost of genetic testing if a person is diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer or has a family history of either. The legislation would also require insurers to cover all costs associated with a supplemental breast screening by MRI or Ultrasound for women who are at a greater risk for developing¬† breast cancer.