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house Bill H.R. 697

Family Building 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
    IntroducedJanuary 26th, 2009

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Title

Family Building Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to require coverage for the treatment of infertility.

Summary

Family Building Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to require a group health plan that provides coverage for obstetrical services to include coverage for non-experimental treatment of infertility that is deemed appropriate by a participant or beneficiary and the treating physician. Requires coverage for assisted reproductive technology only if certain conditions are met. Prohibits a group health plan from taking specified actions to avoid the requirements of this Act. Applies such requirements to health insurance coverage offered in the individual market and coverage offered through Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans.
    Infertility treatment coverage would not be used by many, but the ones that it does help it will help BIG! Having a family will in turn create more taxpayers.
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