H.R. 119 (110th): Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 459 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 31, 2007

Sponsor
Jo Ann Davis
Representative for Virginia's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2007
Length
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 459 (Related)
Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2007

H.R. 758 (Related)
Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2008

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
 
Full Title

To require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.

Summary

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Cosponsors
23 cosponsors (15D, 8R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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1/4/2007--Introduced.
Breast Cancer Patient Protect Action of 2007 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group health plan or a health issuer offering group health insurance coverage that provides medical and surgical benefits to ensure that inpatient (and in the case of a lumpectomy, outpatient) coverage and radiation therapy are provided for breast cancer treatment.
Prohibits such a plan or issuer from:
(1) restricting benefits for any hospital length of stay to less than 48 hours in connection with a mastectomy or breast conserving surgery or 24 hours in connection with a lymph node dissection; or
(2) requiring that a provider obtain authorization from the plan or issuer for prescribing any such length of stay.
Requires such a plan or issuer to: (1) provide notice to each participant and beneficiary regarding the coverage required under this Act; and (2) ensure that full coverage is provided for secondary consultations by specialists in the appropriate medical fields to confirm or refute a diagnosis of cancer.
Applies such requirements to health insurance issuers offering coverage in the individual market.

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