H.R. 617 (105th): Mammogram Availability Act of 1997

Introduced:
Feb 05, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jerrold Nadler
Representative for New York's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 1997
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1132 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 16, 1999

H.R. 2015 (Related)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Signed by the President
Aug 05, 1997

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 5, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 1997
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 1997
 
Full Title

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 annual screening mammography for women 40 years of age or older if the coverage or plans include coverage for diagnostic mammography.

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Cosponsors
50 cosponsors (42D, 6R, 1I, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means

Health

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2/5/1997--Introduced.
Mammogram Availability Act of 1997 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan, and a health insurance issuer offering group coverage, that provides coverage for diagnostic mammographies for any woman 40 years old or older to provide coverage for annual screening mammographies for such a woman.
Prohibits related enrollment and renewal discrimination, monetary incentives to women, and penalties or incentives to providers.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to apply those requirements and prohibitions to coverage offered by an issuer in the individual market.
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow payment for annual screening mammographies for women over 39 (currently, over 49 but under 65) years old.
Removes provisions empowering the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise the screening frequency for which payment may be made.
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require payment for annual screening mammographies for women over 39 years old.

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