Here are the current updates on this law and where they are sitting at the State Capitol:
SF 875/HF 1080 recently passed unanimously through two committee hearings in the House of Representatives and has been sent to the House floor. In the Senate it has already passed unanimously through committees and will be included within the Health and Human Services omnibus bill vote.
SF 875/HF 1080 will ensure that medically eligible patients in Minnesota who have cognitive, developmental, intellectual, neurological, or physical disability(ies) are never discriminated against when seeking an organ transplant. This bill will also prohibit health plans from denying insurance coverage for transplant-related care based on a disability. And, if an eligible patient is discriminated against in the organ transplant process, they can file a civil action and have that claim heard quickly and efficiently to reach a resolution.
If you have not already done this, please take one minute and use this link to contact your state legislators. All you have to do is enter your address and it will email your senator and representative asking for their support of Jonny’s Law.
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