H.R.2820 - Reconstructive Surgery Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] (Introduced 06/21/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||09/11/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2820 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/21/2007)
Reconstructive Surgery Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require a group health plan that provide coverage for surgery to also cover reconstructive surgery, including medically-necessary treatment for preoperative and postoperative care. Defines "reconstructive surgery" as any medically necessary and appropriate surgery performed to correct or repair abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease to: (1) improve functions; or (2) give the patient a normal appearance. Excludes cosmetic surgery that is performed to alter or reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance.
Applies such requirements to health insurance coverage offered in the individual market.