Dignitana-backed insurance legislation clears Texas House committee
Dignitana AB, world leader in scalp cooling innovation, announces today that HB1588, a bill mandating insurance coverage for scalp cooling in Texas, was passed from the Texas House committee on Insurance on Friday. The measure was introduced by Rep. Jeff Leach and joint-authored by four other legislators. The bill now moves to the full House for a vote, then to the Texas Senate where it is sponsored by Sen. Angela Paxton. Once passed in the Senate, the bill then requires approval by Texas Governor Greg Abbott before being signed into law. If approved, it would take effect in September 2021.
Dignitana began working with Rep. Jeff Leach early in 2019 to initiate this legislation. Representative Jeff Leach introduced a similar Bill during the 2019 Legislative Session. That bill passed the Texas House but failed to receive a full vote by the Texas Senate. In May 2019 a similar Bill passed in the Texas House, but that legislative session ended before the Bill was brought to a vote. The Texas legislature only meets every other year.
“We were honored to work with Rep. Jeff Leach to get this legislation introduced and passed to provide cancer patients with coverage for scalp cooling,” said William Cronin, CEO of Dignitana AB. “Removing financial barriers to scalp cooling is critical to our ability to help more patients, and we are happy to see the first steps being made in that direction right here in our home state of Texas.”
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Dignitana AB is the world leader in clinically superior scalp cooling technology. The company produces The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System, a patented medical cooling device that offers cancer patients the ability to minimize hair loss during chemotherapy. FDA cleared since 2015, DigniCap provides continuous cooling with high efficacy, safety and patient comfort. Hailed internationally as a life-changing medical advancement for cancer patients, The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System was invented in 1999 by a Swedish Oncology nurse and has been available in Europe since 2001. Dignitana AB is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Sweden with headquarters in Lund, Sweden and operations based in Dallas, Texas in the United States. Company subsidiaries are Dignitana, Inc. in the United States and Dignitana S.r.l. in Italy. Certified Adviser is Redeye AB +46 8 121 576 90, email@example.com. Learn more at www.dignitana.se or www.dignicap.com.