H.R.164 - Reconstructive Breast Surgery Benefits Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] (Introduced 01/07/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||10/22/1997 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H8982) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.164 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/07/1997)
Reconstructive Breast Surgery Benefits Act of 1997 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require group health plans and insurers offering group health coverage, if they cover a mastectomy, to also cover reconstructive breast surgery resulting from the mastectomy, including surgery on a nondiseased breast to establish symmetry. Prohibits related: (1) denial of coverage or monetary incentives to women; and (2) penalties or incentives to providers.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to apply the above requirements to individual health insurance coverage.