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Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/26/2019Introduced in Senate

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02/26/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (42)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 02/26/2019
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]* 02/26/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 02/26/2019
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 03/05/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 03/05/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 04/30/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 04/30/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 05/09/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] 05/09/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 06/05/2019
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 06/05/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 06/13/2019
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 06/13/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 06/27/2019
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 06/27/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 07/08/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 07/08/2019
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 07/10/2019
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 07/10/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 07/15/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] 07/15/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 07/25/2019
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] 07/25/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 07/31/2019
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 07/31/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 09/23/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] 09/23/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 09/25/2019
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 09/25/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/15/2019
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] 10/15/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 10/21/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] 10/21/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 10/21/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 10/22/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 10/31/2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 10/31/2019
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] 02/11/2020
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 02/25/2020
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] 02/25/2020
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 06/30/2020
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 06/30/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/26/2019 Referred to

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Subjects (7)

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Introduced in Senate (02/26/2019)

Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

This bill requires private health insurance plans to cover diagnosis and treatment services for congenital anomalies and birth defects, such as reconstructive services and prosthetics. Coverage must include services that functionally improve, repair, or restore any body part that is medically necessary for normal bodily functions or appearance, as determined by the treating physician.