AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Senate unanimously voted in favor of a bill by Sen. Justin Chenette of Saco to extend insurance coverage requirements to include naturopathic care for appropriate services.
LD 1030, “An Act to Require Nondiscrimination Policies in Providing Health Care Services” as amended would prevent insurance companies from discriminating against care received from a naturopathic doctor practicing within the scope of their license.
“This marks a big win for Mainers who were unable to access the licensed health care provider of their choice,” said Sen. Chenette. “It closes loopholes in Maine law and puts Maine health care consumers first. I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate could come together and support this bill in a bipartisan way.”