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Old 03-11-2003, 04:42 PM
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Health Care Parity for Legal Transportation and Recreational Activities Act

Here is the text of S 423, the `Health Care Parity for Legal Transportation and Recreational Activities Act'. It is rare to find one this short and sweet. Lets get behind it. Call and write your Senators in D.C. today and ask them to co sponsor and support S-423. This bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


S 423 IS


108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 423


To promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES



February 14, 2003
Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. FEINGOLD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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A BILL


To promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,



SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Health Care Parity for Legal Transportation and Recreational Activities Act'.



SEC. 2. COVERAGE AMENDMENTS.
(a) ERISA- Section 702(a)(2)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)(B)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: `, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the participant or beneficiary in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity'.

(b) PHSA- Section 2702(a)(2)(B) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(a)(2)(B)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: `, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the enrollee in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity'.

(c) INTERNAL REVENUE CODE- Section 9802(a)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting before the period the following: `, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the enrollee in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity'.

Bill Status
S.423
Title: A bill to promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 2/14/2003)
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2003 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions) 2/14/2003:
Introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2539)
2/14/2003:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Old 03-17-2003, 07:36 PM
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Thanks Bill for posting this. Its hard to believe that medical insurance companys are trying to exclude individuals based on their activities that are legal, not breaking anyone's laws. I truthfully don't know if that is legal here in MN., but according to the AMA mag. its a issue in quite a few other states. Bill do you know if its an issue here in MN?
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:59 PM
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My fear is the Feds making the States follow what they dictate by withholding money they took from us in the first place. Therefore I am not sure what effect this would have on Minn Statue.
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