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New Health Care Insurance Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

New Health Care Insurance Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

WASHINGTON--Sen. Nancy Kas-sebaum (R-KS) and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) have proposed health reform legislation that is more modest than that touted by President Clinton, but that contains some of the same goals.

The Health Insurance Reform Act of 1995 would require private health insurance carriers to compete based on quality, price, and service instead of by denying coverage to people in poor health.

The bill would limit to 12 months the right of an insurer to refuse to sell a policy to someone with a preexisting condition; make insurance more portable by prohibiting new preexisting limitations for workers who change jobs; guarantee that individuals and groups will be entitled to have their policies renewed as long as premiums are paid; and provide incentives for small employers and individuals to form private voluntary groups to negotiate for better insurance rates.

 
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