Rep. Steve Helms Pre-files three major healthcare bills

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo- State Representative Steve Helms has filed several bills before the 2020 legislation session, three of which aim to tackle healthcare.

The first bill: The Missouri Healthcare Price Transparency Act (HB 1415)

  • Ensures that uninsured/self-paying Missourians know and consent to how much a non-emergency procedure or service costs beforehand
  • Protects patients from out-of-network charges

Second bill: The Missouri External Residency Program (HB 1443)

  • Help expand the number of primary care doctors in our state to meet the growing need

Third bill: The Direct Primary Care Pilot for Medicaid Recipients (HB 1416)

  • Will provide better-individualized care for Medicaid patients
  • Help reduce costs, possibly allowing those savings to be used for other individuals.

Helms will soon be filing a short-term health insurance bill that will create quality, lower-cost insurance options with consumer protections built-in, according to a press release.

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