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Text of the Ovarian and Uterine Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2002

This bill was introduced on July 8, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 8, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 5068 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5068

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the current provision of medical assistance to certain uninsured women who have been screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer to also cover ovarian and uterine cancer.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JULY 8, 2002

Mrs. MINK of Hawaii introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the current provision of medical assistance to certain uninsured women who have been screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer to also cover ovarian and uterine cancer.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Ovarian and Uterine Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2002’.

SEC. 2. OPTIONAL MEDICAID COVERAGE OF CERTAIN OVARIAN AND UTERINE CANCER PATIENTS.

    (a) COVERAGE- Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII), by striking ‘breast or cervical’ and inserting ‘breast, cervical, ovarian, or uterine’;

      (2) in subsection (a)(10), in the clause (XIV) following subparagraph (G), by striking ‘breast and cervical’ and inserting ‘breast, cervical, ovarian, and uterine’; and

      (3) in subsection (aa)(3), by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: ‘or have been screened for ovarian and uterine cancer under an appropriate program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to screen women for ovarian and uterine cancer as a preventive health measure and need treatment for ovarian or uterine cancer’.

    (b) PRESUMPTIVE ELIGIBILITY- Section 1920B of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-1b) is amended--

      (1) in the heading, by striking ‘BREAST OR CERVICAL’ and inserting ‘BREAST, CERVICAL, OVARIAN, OR UTERINE’; and

      (2) in subsection (a), by striking ‘breast or cervical’ and inserting ‘breast, cervical, ovarian, or uterine’.

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section apply to medical assistance for items and services furnished on or after October 1, 2002, without regard to whether final regulations to carry out such amendments made been promulgated by such date.