H.R.1816 - Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] (Introduced 05/13/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||06/04/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1816 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act of 1999 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require coverage of colorectal cancer screening according to certain guidelines by a group health plan, a health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage, and a health insurance issuer in the individual market.
Introduced in House (05/13/1999)
Directs the Secretaries of Labor and of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure coordination in the implementation and enforcement of this Act.
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) all Americans should be educated about the risks, prevention, screening, and treatment of colorectal cancer; and (2) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HHS should track the impact of their coordinated education campaign on colorectal cancer and make information on its progress available to Members of Congress.