Senate Bill 1955 is an effort to make health insurance available to small businesses, but may harm optometry because it allows insurance discrimination against optometry. AOA is trying to kill the bill, but if it passes, AOA is trying to make sure that non-discrimination language gets included in the bill.
Senate Bill 2480 supported by 1-800-CONTACTS would limit optometrists ability to sell contact lenses that 1-800-CONTACTS does not have access to.
House Bill 2238 would provide federal grants for children's vision initiatives.
Our present provider discrimination law is not strong enough and requires a 4-6 year process to fix.
Optometry is the fastest, most progressive profession in health care.