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Pennsylvania House Bill Would Mandate Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment for Tick-Borne Diseases

Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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Lone Star TickHARRISBURG – In April, the Pennsylvania House passed HB 629, which mandates health insurer coverage for extended antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. The bill was referred to the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee on April 22.

If you are concerned about having health insurance coverage for extended antibiotic treatment for you or your employees with tick-borne diseases, contact your state Senator and urge them to contact Senator Mario Scavello (R – Monroe and Northampton), Chair of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. Ask your Senator to urge Senator Scavello to move the bill out of committee to the Senate floor.

The fact is that the incidences of tick-borne diseases are exploding. To learn more about this danger to landscape and nursery workers and how you can protect yourself and your workers, see PLNA e-news August 2018.

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