Support Senate Bill 20 to address insurance plan network adequacy and ensure mental health parity and access to services

In the 2023 legislative session, Senator Kay Kirkpatrick (R-Marietta) introduced Senate Bill 20, the Consumer Access to Contracted Healthcare (CATCH) Act, which amends the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act to ensure consumer access to quality healthcare by setting adequacy standards for network plans offered by an insurer. This bill also ensures that all consumers with insurance coverage have access to primary and specialty care, mental healthcare, substance use treatment, pharmacies, and laboratories based on geographic proximity and provider to patient ratios, among other comprehensive network adequacy criteria. 

Since it was introduced, this bill has passed and went into effect on January 1, 2024.