26 Oct: Madden Bill To Require Health Insurers To Cover Ambulance Services Is Now Law

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden which would require health insurance companies to directly pay ambulance costs in a timely manner, regardless of whether or not the ambulance company is under contract with the insurance company was signed into law today by Governor Jon Corzine.

“Often times, the medical care that patients receive on the way to the hospital can play a big part in how well they do once they are able to been seen by a doctor,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester, who is a member of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. “This legislation will help make sure that the main focus of ambulance service providers is in delivering the care that patients so desperately need.”