S. 1200 (106th): Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 1999

Jun 10, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine
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Jun 10, 1999
15 pages
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S. 766 (105th) was a previous version of this bill.

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S. 104 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jan 22, 2001


This bill was introduced on June 10, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 10, 1999
Referred to Committee Jun 10, 1999
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Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 1999 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to prohibit a group health plan, and a health insurance issuer providing group coverage, from:
(1) excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services if the plan provides benefits for other outpatient prescription drugs, devices, or outpatient services;
(2) denying eligibility based on use or potential use of such items or services;
(3) providing monetary payments or rebates to a covered individual to encourage acceptance of less than the minimum protections available;
(4) penalizing, reducing, or limiting a professional's reimbursement because the professional prescribed such drugs or devices or provided such services; or
(5) providing incentives to a professional to induce the professional to withhold drugs, devices, or services.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to apply those prohibitions to coverage offered in the individual market.

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