House Bill 111 is a bill that is designed to stop insurance companies from discriminating against people who use pre-exposure medicine to prevent contracting HIV. The bill proposed by Democratic State Representative Sean Lynn would change the Delaware insurance code to prohibit denial or limitation of disability, long-term care, and life insurance coverage for people who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to stop the spread of HIV.
PrEP medication reduces the risk of HIV transmission by up to 99% if taken daily.
Obviously, insurance companies want to deny coverage here because they see taking this drug as an indicator that the potential insured will acquire a disease that can be expensive to treat. Which is stupid because what the insured is actually doing is taking steps to prevent acquiring the disease in the first, and that behavior should be encouraged.
|House Bill 111 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Lynn, Heffernan, Morrison, Baumbach, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Lambert|
|S.McBride, Townsend, Pinkney, Sokola|
|Current Status — House Economic Everything Committee 2/19/21|