Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/14/19.
STATUS: Introduced 2/26/19 by Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) would require all private insurance group and individual health care plans to cover medically necessary services resulting from congenital abnormalities.(Source: National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias)
- ASPS supports this legislation in the 116th Congress and conducted extensive advocacy efforts on the bill in the 115th Congress. (Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons)