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H.R. 1801 (113th): Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013

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To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Higgins

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2013
Length: 12 pages
Introduced
Apr 26, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 26, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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Higgins Recognizes March as National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month on House Floor
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Sponsor) on Mar 27, 2014

Higgins Urges Support for Oral Chemotherapy Parity Legislation on House Floor
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Sponsor) on Nov 19, 2013

Higgins Recognizes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on House Floor
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Sponsor) on Sep 19, 2013

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History

Apr 26, 2013
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1801 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1801. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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