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house Bill H.R. 584

Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapies and Alternative Treatments and Fairness Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 15th, 2009

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Title

Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapies and Alternative Treatments and Fairness Act of 2009

Official Title

To provide for coverage of hormone replacement therapy for treatment of menopausal symptoms, and for coverage of an alternative therapy for hormone replacement therapy for such symptoms, under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, group health plans and individual health insurance coverage, and other Federal health insurance programs.

Summary

Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapies and Alternative Treatments and Fairness Act of 2009 - Amends the Social Security Act to include coverage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and alternative treatments for such therapy under Medicare (title XVIII of the Act). Includes alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms under Medicaid (title XIX of the Act). Requires coverage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and alternative treatments for such therapy on the same basis as outpatient prescription drugs under: (1) the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (group health plans and group and individual health insurance); (2) the Internal Revenue Code (group health plans); and (3) federal employee health benefit plans. Includes alternative treatments for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms under veterans' benefits.

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