House Bill 76 is heading to the Delaware State Senate after being unanimously passed by the House last week. This bill requires health insurance companies to reimburse for artificial limbs at the same rate as the federal government. Delaware is looking to join the 11 other states with prosthetic parity laws on the books.
House Bill 76 is sponsored by Democrats Helene Keeley, Debra Heffernan, and Gerald Brady.
Brady recently said, "passage of a prosthetic parity bill is necessary, because while some insurers will cover 80 percent or more of the cost of prosthetics and orthotics at any time, others allow a person 1 prosthetic or orthotic for a lifetime."