Summary: H.R.1485 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/04/2001)

Women's Cancer Recovery Act of 2001 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require certain group health plans, and health insurance issuers providing coverage under a group plan, to ensure specified minimum coverage regarding: (1) the surgical treatment of breast cancer, including mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissections; and (2) secondary consultations by specialists.

Prohibits: (1) changing coverage terms and conditions based on a participant's or beneficiary's decision to request less than the minimum coverage; and (2) certain penalties or incentives for providers or specialists.

Amends: (1) PHSA to apply similar requirements to health insurance issuers in the individual market; and (2) the Internal Revenue Code to apply those requirements to group health plans.

Exempts from the requirements of this Act health insurance coverage in certain States.

Provides for coordination of the administration of this Act among the Secretaries of Labor, the Treasury, and Health and Human Services.