S.609 - Reconstructive Breast Surgery Benefits Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/17/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/17/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.609 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
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.