Singleton, Corrado Bill To Permit Health Care Professionals To Waive Copayments For Military Members Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin M. Corrado that would permit certain healthcare professionals to waive copayments advanced from the Senate Military and Veteran’ Affairs Committee today.

The bill, S-2968, would supplement the Health Care Quality Act and permit a primary care physician or an advanced practicing nurse to waive the health insurance copayments of active duty military members when they receive a service covered under a health benefits plan.

“The members of our military sacrifice so much in their lives to ensure that we are safe here at home,” said Senator Singleton (D-Burlington).  “Waiving health insurance copayments for those currently serving active duty is a simple courtesy and a thank you that reflects our appreciation for the service they provide our nation.”

The bill would take effect on the 90th day after enactment and would apply to new health benefits recipients or renewed plans on or after the effective date of enactment.

The bill was released from committee by a vote of 4-0, and next heads to the full Senate for further consideration.

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