H.R.2124 - To establish minimum standards for health insurance coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 04/26/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/08/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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HR 2124 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2124 To establish minimum standards for health insurance coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 26, 1989 Mr. FLORIO (for himself, Mr. STARK, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. STUDDS, Mr. OWENS of New York, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. FRANK, Mr. WEISS, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. ANDERSON, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey, Mr. SCHEUER, and Mr. TOWNS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce A BILL To establish minimum standards for health insurance coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT. (a) STATE STANDARDS- Not later than December 31, 1990, each State shall have in effect laws and regulations which require that any health insurance policy issued within the State shall provide certain minimum coverage for drug and alcohol abuse treatment for individuals covered under the policy. Such rules and regulations, in order to be effective on or after such date, must meet minimum Federal standards promulgated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the Secretary) under subsection (b). (b) FEDERAL STANDARDS- The Secretary, in consultation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, shall, within 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, establish Federal minimum standards for health insurance coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment. The Secretary shall base such standards on the most recent medical and insurance data concerning such coverage, including types of coverage, premiums, and amounts of payments. (c) REVIEW OF STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS- Within 90 days after the establishment of Federal standards under subsection (b), the Secretary shall review the laws and regulations of each State concerning such insurance coverage to determine if such laws and regulations meet such Federal standards. In the case of any State which as of December 31, 1990, does not have in effect such laws and regulations, the Federal standards shall become effective in such State.