H.R.6046 - 9/11 Comprehensive Health Benefits Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] (Introduced 09/07/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||09/25/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6046 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/07/2006)
9/11 Comprehensive Health Benefits Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare-based eligibility and benefits for individuals with a 9/11 disaster-connected health condition.
Makes Medicare the secondary payor for 9/11-related coverage.
Prohibits a workers' compensation law or plan from discriminating against an individual by virtue of the individual's entitlement to such benefits.
Prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual regarding hiring, advancement, compensation, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment by virtue of the individual's entitlement to such benefits.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a consortium to conduct and coordinate screening, monitoring, treatment, and diagnostic research on the 9/11 disaster-connected health conditions.