Summary: S.609 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/17/1997)

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 and coverage of prostheses and complications of mastectomy. 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.