Died in Committee on 3-4-22
Declared an Emergency
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1/Measures/Overview/SB1530
Requires health insurance coverage of specified fertility services and treatments. Requires a study inequalities in assisted reproduction for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or are members of other minority gender identities or sexual orientations and to issue report no later than January 31, 2025,
Personal Choice and Responsibility
The no cost sharing may jeopardize the tax status of consumers’ Health Savings Accounts that may only cover benefits without cost sharing that are classified as preventative care under federal law.
Every benefit mandate raises the cost of insurance premiums. This is a slippery slope to a very high price tag since covid vaccination studies are showing some sterilization in young people. This isn’t something that belong in a short session without adequate research.
SB 1530 is inequitable picking winners and losers. It only applies to Oregonians in individual market and some state-regulated group plans, which is about 20% of all Oregonians. The bill does not include those covered by PEBB, Medicaid, self-insured plans governed by ERISA, or uninsured residents.