Washington Bill Number: SB5204 / HB1151
Washington State Building Families Act mandates coverage for fertility services.
Does RESOLVE Support or Oppose?
RESOLVE supports this bill.
HB 1151 prefiled in the House on 1/5/2023; referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1/9/23; hearing held on 1/18/23; amended and passed out of Committee on 2/8/2023; referred to Appropriations on 2/10/2023; hearing scheduled for 2/20/2023. SB 5204 prefiled in the Senate on 1/6/2023; referred to Health and Long Term Care on 1/9/2023; Introduced in the Senate. First reading and referred to the Health and Long Term Care on 01/09/2023. Scheduled for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on 02/20/23. Passed House Appropriations Committee on 02/27/2023. Passed the House on 03/08/2023.
Is Action Needed Now?
- The Olympian article: The time is now for Washington state to require insurers to cover infertility care
- The News Tribune article: Insurance providers would have to cover infertility services under bill in the WA Legislature
- The Bellingham Herald: Fertility services would be covered in WA under new bill | Bellingham Herald