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State closes health insurance gap for children with bleeding disorders

October 29th, 2013 – posted by: webleed staff

Governor of New York signs bill adding coverage of at home treatment for children with hemophilia to the state’s Child Health Plus program.

The state of New York has just passed a bill that will add coverage of at home treatment for children with bleeding disorders. Of the many bleeding disorders with high expenses attached to it, hemophilia is towards the top.  Bill proponents said providing treatment at home is less expensive than in a hospital.

Bob Graham of Syracuse, who is also coordinator of the New York State Bleeding Disorders Coalition said the following about the new bill. “It’s a tremendous relief to finally get this done,” said Graham, who has hemophilia.

Click here to read more about the expansion of coverage in New York.

We look forward to continue to update statewide, nationwide and global legislation on for the bleeding disorders community. Do you know of new legislation in the pipeline that will be affecting the area where you live? If so, tell us in the comment section below.

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