Summary: H.R.5682 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5682. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/16/2002)

Health Insurance Fairness Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit health insurance issuers that provide individual coverage or coverage through an association from: (1) reclassifying an individual from the class such individual was in at the time of the issuance of the contract for a health related factor; or (2) increasing the premiums assessed an individual for coverage for a health related reason.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a health insurance issuer from terminating or discontinuing coverage or a class of coverage in line with specified provisions of the Act, or from raising premium rates for all policy holders based on clams experience.