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  •  WI GOP nixing state health insurance mandates (12+ / 0-)
    Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are working on a pair of bills that would allow insurance policies in the state to ignore state mandates requiring coverage for a broad variety of medical treatments and conditions, including autism, cochlear implants and mental health problems.

    One of the bills would allow insurers to offer a series of "a la carte" individual policies that do not include any of the state mandates, which touch on more than a dozen different conditions and procedures. There are mandates affecting everything from mammograms, kidney disease, and breast reconstruction to contraceptives, child immunizations and diabetes. The other bill would permit out-of-state health insurers to offer plans that do not comply with state mandates at all.

    ....currently 8,000 special needs children are enrolled in Wisconsin schools, and that every year that number grows by around 500. "Our autism population is exploding, and these families are desperate for help," he says.

    If the GOP did ONE thing to help the average worker, Unions would donate to THEM.

    by MartyM on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 02:30:15 PM PST

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