STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2131
RE: S.B. No. 493
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 S.B. No. 493, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit health insurers that cover treatment for Stage II cancer from requiring an insured diagnosed with Stage II cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider.
An individual supported this measure. The Office of the Auditor, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Hawaii Medical Association, Kaiser Permanente, and an individual provided comments.
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 S.B. No. 493, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair