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Tag: Office of the Insurance Commissioner


Insurance commissioner Kreidler: State needs to pass Reproductive Parity Act

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says the controversial Reproductive Parity Act pending in the Legislature is not essential to have in the next two years, because the state’s health insurers that cover maternity services are locked in to also covering abortion. But Kreidler said the Legislature should write that coverage into state law this year in anticipation that things could change under Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, in the out years.

“That is where there is nervousness right now,” he said of lawmakers’ interest in passing Senate Bill 5009 or House Bill 1044.

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