“If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”… For Real!
OKLAHOMA CITY – People with Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) policies are closer to being able to see providers of their choice and avoid expensive out-of-network (OON) deductibles and additional out-of-pocket charges with the passage of House Bill 3228, The Patient Protection Act.
The measure increases healthcare access at no additional cost.
“Even if doctors are no longer in your health insurance network, you’ll be able to keep them and they’ll get paid as in-network providers as long as the doctors agree to the in-network benefits and deductibles,” said state Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia and the chairman of the House Insurance Committee.
Moore is the author of HB3228. Two additional measures by Moore also won passage in committee Tuesday.
Efforts to repeal a $2.50 tax every month on every covered person to cover losses in the Affordable Care Act’s federal insurance exchange for health insurance policies passed in the House Insurance Committee on Tuesday, in the form of House Bill 3244. The tax is projected to cost Oklahoma policyholders about $215 million dollars the first year.
Doctors who refer patients with PPO coverage to out-of-network providers for care cannot be “Delisted” or otherwise removed from the Health Care Network as stated in House Bill 3229, which also passed out of committee on Tuesday.
The bills are now eligible for a vote by the entire House of Representatives.
Contact: State Rep. Lewis Moore
Phone: (405) 557-7400