Summary: H.R.1191 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1191. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/09/1995)

Victims of Abuse Access to Health Insurance Act - Prohibits health insurers from discriminating against an individual or group because the individual is or may be a victim of domestic violence. Prohibits considering a condition or injury resulting from domestic violence as a pre-existing condition. Mandates civil and criminal penalties and provides for injunctive relief and compensatory and punitive damages. Declares that, for the purposes of the McCarran-Ferguson Act, this Act specifically relates to the business of insurance.