H.R. 1691 (111th): Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Rosa DeLauro
Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 24, 2009
Length
24 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 758 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2008

H.R. 111 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 24, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 24, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 24, 2009
 
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
252 cosponsors (215D, 37R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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3/24/2009--Introduced.
Breast Cancer Patient Protect Act of 2009 - 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 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 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, insofar as the attending physician, in consultation with the patient, determines such stay to be medically necessary; 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 coverage is provided for secondary consultations.
Prohibits a group health plan from taking specified actions to avoid the requirements of this Act.
Applies such requirements to health insurance issuers offering coverage in the individual market.
Allows a health insurance issuer that provides individual health insurance coverage to nonrenew or discontinue an individual's coverage based on the intentional concealment of material facts regarding a health condition related to the condition for which coverage is being claimed.

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