H.R.2315 - Patients' Bill of Rights Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] (Introduced 06/26/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||10/17/2002 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2315 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Patients' Bill of Rights Act of 2001 - Sets forth provisions concerning group health plans and health insurers and the provision of certain advice and care, including: (1) emergency care; (2) obstetric and gynecological care; (3) specialists care; (4) prescription drugs; (5) participation in approved clinical trials; and (6) health plan information.
Introduced in House (06/26/2001)
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to, among other things: (1) provide for review and appeal of health plan decisions; (2) provide penalties for health plans failing to provide benefits; (3) provide for patient protection standards; (4) repeal the limitation on the number of Archer Medical Savings Accounts and increase the deduction for contributions to such accounts; and (5) set forth rules governing association health plans.