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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two VBAC bills in Minnesota Senate

The following bills are under consideration in the Minnesota State Senate:

S.F. No. 1468, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) Posted on Mar 11, 2009

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to health; regulating hospital policies on cesarean section under certain
1.3circumstances;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.
1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.5 Section 1. [144.566] VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN SECTION.
1.6A hospital licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.56 must not prohibit a pregnant
1.7woman from choosing a vaginal birth solely because the woman has previously undergone
1.8delivery by cesarean section.




S.F. No. 1469, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) Posted on Mar 11, 2009

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to health; prohibiting an individual health plan from refusing to issue
1.3coverage because of a previous cesarean delivery;amending Minnesota Statutes
1.42008, section 62A.65, subdivision 4.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 62A.65, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
1.7 Subd. 4. Gender rating prohibited. (a) No individual health plan offered, sold,
1.8issued, or renewed to a Minnesota resident may determine the premium rate or any other
1.9underwriting decision, including initial issuance, through a method that is in any way
1.10based upon the gender of any person covered or to be covered under the health plan. This
1.11subdivision prohibits the use of marital status or generalized differences in expected costs
1.12between principal insureds and their spouses.
1.13(b) No health carrier may refuse to initially offer, sell, or issue an individual health
1.14plan to a Minnesota resident solely on the basis that the individual had a previous cesarean
1.15delivery.

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