H.R. 822 (110th): Routine HIV/AIDS Screening Coverage Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Maxine Waters
Representative for California's 35th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 2007
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6309 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 5, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title 5, United States Code, to require individual and group health insurance coverage and group health plans and Federal employees health benefit plans to provide coverage for routine HIV/AIDS screening.

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Cosponsors
44 cosponsors (44D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Ways and Means

Health

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2/5/2007--Introduced.
Routine HIV/AIDS Screening Coverage Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group health plan or a health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage to provide coverage for routine HIV/AIDS screening under terms and conditions no less favorable than for other routine screenings.
Prohibits such a plan or issuer from:
(1) denying eligibility or continued eligibility to enroll or renew solely to avoid these requirements;
(2) denying coverage for such screening because there are no known risk factors present or because the screening is not clinically indicated, medically necessary, or pursuant to a referral, consent, or recommendation by any health care provider;
(3) providing monetary payments, rebates, or other benefits to encourage individuals to accept less than the minimum protections available under this Act;
(4) penalizing or otherwise reducing or limiting the reimbursement of a provider because such provider provided care to a participant or beneficiary in accordance with this Act;
(5) providing incentives to induce the provision of care in a manner inconsistent with this Act; or
(6) denying a participant or beneficiary continued eligibility to enroll or renew solely because of the results of an HIV/AIDS test or screening procedure.
Applies such requirements to health insurance coverage offered in the individual market and coverage offered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.

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