Missouri bill would analyze eating disorder coverage

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:12 a.m. CDT; updated 4:28 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal to study the effects of mandatory health insurance coverage for eating disorders is awaiting the signature of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Lawmakers approved the legislation last week before adjourning their annual session.

The bill would require the Joint Committee on Legislative Research to do an actuarial analysis of the costs associated with the potential coverage mandate. The analysis would also cover a possible mandate for orally-administered cancer medications.

The report would need to be completed by Dec. 31 and sent to legislative leaders.

The legislation was sponsored by Republican Sen. David Pearce of Warrensburg.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.