PA to likely soon mandate health insurance coverage for biomarker tests

27 June 2024- House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) on Thursday applauded the passage in the Senate of legislation he co-prime sponsored with Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna) that would require insurance coverage of biomarker testing in Pennsylvania.

“Today marks a significant milestone for health care in Pennsylvania. This crucial legislation will pave the way for improved diagnostics and personalized treatment options for Pennsylvanians dealing with complex diseases,” Cutler said.

“By ensuring biomarker tests are covered, we are advancing patient care and empowering health care providers to deliver more targeted treatments. I commend my colleagues for their dedication to advancing this important initiative, which will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians for years to come.”

House Bill 1754 passed the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously on Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk.