Co Pay Legislation 2019



Is Insurance Copay Too High?

The Rhode Island Physical Therapy Association (RI APTA) is supporting legislation in the Rhode Island General Assembly to support fair copays for physical therapy visits (H 5229 / S 575). This legislation would limit what many health insurance plans can charge patients for physical therapy copays, coinsurance, or office deductibles. If this bill passes, it may save your patient's money and make it easier for them to get the physical therapy you need.

How can I take action?

Step 1: Find out who your Rhode Island Legislators are by clicking this link -

Step 2: Call or email your State Representative and State Senator in Providence and ask them to vote “YES” on 
H 5229 / S 575

This legislation can only be passed with your help! Don’t delay – contact your elected officials today!

Talking points and sample letters to send (4/15/19)

For Physical Therapists: 

SB No. 0575 (Senate Bill) Send to your senator

HB No. 5229 (House Bill) Send to your legislator


Are you a patient of physical therapy?

Here is a sample letter you can send to your senator and legislator - click here

Are you a physician?  Here is a sample letter you can send to support physical therapists - click here



Testimony on Copay Legislation March 19:  The testimony starts at 3:19:33.



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