H.R. 1886 (108th): Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2003


Apr 30, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 30, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Rosa DeLauro

Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2003
Length: 15 pages

About the bill

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 a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies and lymph node dissections performed for the treatment of breast cancer.

Summary (CRS)

4/30/2003--Introduced.Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2003 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to prohibit group health plans and health insurance ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 30, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1886”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


189 cosponsors (167D, 21R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 536 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 8, 2001

H.R. 758 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2008

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