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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/20/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
07/20/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/20/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/20/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/20/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (35)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 07/20/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 07/20/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 12/07/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 09/25/2018

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce07/20/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/20/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce07/20/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/20/2017)

Breast Cancer Patient Protect Act of 2017

This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group or individual health plan that provides medical and surgical benefits to ensure that inpatient (and in the case of a lumpectomy, outpatient) coverage and radiation therapy are provided for breast cancer treatment. Such a plan may not: (1) restrict benefits for any medically necessary hospital stay to less than 48 hours for a mastectomy or breast conserving surgery or less than 24 hours for a lymph node dissection, or (2) require that a provider obtain authorization from the plan for prescribing any such hospital stay.

Such a plan must: (1) provide notice to each participant and beneficiary regarding the coverage required under this bill, and (2) ensure that coverage is provided for secondary consultations.

Health plans are prohibited from taking specified actions to avoid the requirements of this bill.

Health insurers that provide individual health insurance coverage may discontinue an individual's coverage based on the intentional concealment of material facts regarding a health condition related to a condition for which coverage is being claimed.