Summary: H.R.5204 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5204. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (07/24/2002)

Hormone Replacement Therapy Alternative Treatment Fairness Act - Amends the Social Security Act to include coverage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms under Medicare (title XVIII of the Act). Includes alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms under Medicaid (title XIX of the Act).

Requires coverage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms on the same basis as outpatient prescription drugs under: (1) the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (group health plans and group and individual health insurance); (2) the Internal Revenue Code (group health plans);and (3) Federal employee health benefit plans.

Includes alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms under veterans' benefits and the TRICARE program (a managed health care program of the armed forces).