See also: Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill
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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.
Last August, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (the Kassebaum-Kennedy Bill
) which restricts the use of pre-existing condition exclusions in employer-sponsored group health insurance policies.
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.
Both parties have hailed the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill
as guaranteeing Americans the right to keep their health insurance when they change or lose their jobs.
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.
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.
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.