STAND. COM. REP. NO. 813
RE: H.B. No. 481
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 481, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Clarify that coverage for digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis is included in the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography; and
(2) Require the State Auditor to conduct an impact assessment report as required under section 23-51, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to assess the social and financial effects of the mandated benefits.
The O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; We Are One, Inc.; Hawaii Radiological Society; and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Office of the Auditor; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; and Hawaii Association of Health Plans offered comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 481, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair