STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1078
RE: S.B. No. 1034
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1034, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify that the existing mandatory health insurance coverage for low-dose mammography includes digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and Hawaii Radiological Society.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Association of Health Plans.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.
Your Committee finds that three dimensional mammography enables detection of at least two to three additional cancers per one thousand women screened and lowers, from thirty to fifty percent, the number of women who are recalled for additional screening.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1034, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair