Kassebaum-Kennedy bill

Kassebaum-Kennedy bill

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, see there.
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From the establishment of neighborhood health clinics 30 years ago, to the Americans with Disabilities Act, to greater funding for health research, to the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill that protects people's healthcare when they change or lose their jobs, to children's health reform with Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
The result was the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill, entitled the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), signed into law (Public Law 104-191) by President Clinton on August 21, 1996.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill, was the vehicle Congress chose to set a deadline for completing action on the privacy issue.
Concerning health insurance, it has passed the bipartisan Kassebaum-Kennedy bill to correct two flagrant industry abuses-the excessive resort to exclusions for pre-existing conditions and the loss of coverage when employees lose or change their jobs.
For now, the main accomplishment of the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill is to limit insurance companies' ability to deny coverage to people because of continuing health problems, also called ``pre-existing conditions.
The latest proposals before federal lawmakers are the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill in the Senate and a similar though more sweeping measure recently passed in the House of Representatives.
We have a health care database that comprises nearly a million managed care members," said PM Squared Chief Operating Officer and Senior Actuary John Bertko, who was formerly with Coopers & Lybrand and has represented the American Academy of Actuaries in evaluating the costs associated with various health reform proposals, including the Clinton proposals and the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill.
Lots of positive political rhetoric was espoused before the 1996 election about the passage of the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill improving the portability of benefits and of mandating the option of a two-day hospital stay for a normal delivery.
The Kassebaum-Kennedy bill is supported by 52 senators and most House Democrats.
He has been in the forefront of national health care reform, representing the American Academy of Actuaries in evaluating the costs associated with various health reform measures, including the Clinton proposals and the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill.
The measure is likely to be adopted by the Senate; but in the House the GOP leadership is not enamored of the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill.