Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bill on Coverage for Birth Defect Treatment
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 3369) 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."
The bill was introduced on Aug. 23 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. It was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
For more information, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, 709 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5653; or in the state at 402 Graham St., Ste. 206, Eau Claire, WI 54701-2633; 715/832-8424; 1039 W. Mason, Ste. 119, Green Bay, WI 54303; 920/498-2668; 205 5th Ave. S., Ste. 216, La Crosse, WI 54601; 608/796-0045; 30 W. Mifflin St., Ste. 700, Madison, WI 53703; 608/264-5338; 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1920, Milwaukee, WI 53203; 414/297-4451; 2100 Stewart Ave., Ste. 250-B, Wausau, WI 54401; 715/261-2611.