Pending Patient Protection Legislation
Recent reports on patient protection legislation were prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by Phyllis Borzi and Sara Rosenbaum of the Center for Health Services Research and Policy, The George Washington University Medical Center. These reports provide a side-by-side comparison of the patient protection provisions in the differing versions of H.R. 2990 passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in 1999, which are being considered in Conference Committee in 2000. The comparative analysis report includes a discussion of the similarities and differences between the bills; a detailed side-by-side comparison of the bills including their scope, patient protections, benefit claims and appeals procedures, and ERISA preemption and plan liability provisions; and definitions of terms. The brief overview highlights the key similarities and differences between the two bills.
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