December 02, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to ensure health insurance coverage for treatment and procedures for individuals born with congenital anomalies or birth defects. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would close a coverage gap to ensure that health plans cover medically necessary services related to a patient’s anomaly or birth defect, including any serious dental and oral-related procedures to maintain health and overall function. 

“It’s critically important for everyone to have inclusive health insurance plans that fully cover all medical necessary services. The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act would guarantee that children born with congenital anomalies receive the treatments they need to maintain their health and well-being. I’m proud to support this legislation and I’ll continue to do everything in my power to ensure all Nevadans have access to reliable health care services.”