To amend the Public Health Service Act and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for reconstructive breast surgery if they provide coverage for mastectomies.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 12 pages
105th Congress (1997–1998)
This bill was introduced on January 7, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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162 Cosponsors (132 Democrats, 29 Republicans, 1 Independent)
Jan 7, 1997
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H.R. 164 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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