S.3238 - Mental Health Access Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 10/25/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||10/25/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3238 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Mental Health Access Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow a health insurance issuer to impose a preexisting condition exclusion relating to a preexisting mental condition only if: (1) such exclusion relates to a condition for which medical advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment was recommended or received within the six-month period ending on the enrollment date; (2) such exclusion extends for no more than 12 months after the enrollment date; and (3) the exclusion period is reduced by the aggregate periods of creditable coverage applicable to the individual or dependent as of the enrollment date.
Introduced in Senate (10/25/2000)
Prohibits any such issuer from requiring an individual or dependent with a preexisting mental health condition to pay a premium or contribution which is greater than that charged to an individual without such condition when the additional charge is based solely on such preexisting condition.