US HB6117 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 53-0)
Status: Introduced on December 1 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-01-06 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Requires private health insurance plans to cover prescription drugs that prevent HIV, including related screenings, diagnostic procedures, administrative fees, and clinical follow-ups, without any cost-sharing obligation for the plan holder. Further, insurance plans must not impose any preauthorization requirement for this coverage. These coverage requirements also apply to public health insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Additionally, the bill prohibits denying, limiting, or qualifying coverage or increasing premiums for disability insurance, long-term care insurance, or life insurance policies based on an individual taking medication for HIV prevention. The bill further requires the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to states, or directly to eligible local organizations, to provide uninsured individuals and underinsured individuals access to prescription drugs and related services that prevent HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also must develop a public awareness campaign that focuses efforts in communities with a high need for HIV prevention treatment.

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Title

PrEP Access and Coverage Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2022-01-06HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-12-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-12-01HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3295 (Same As) 2021-12-01 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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