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09NR07 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update

March 17, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce passed legislation that would make it illegal for insurance providers to exploit what is known as the “source of injury exclusion” loophole; reports the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

On that day the committee chaired by US Representative Henry Waxman considered 10 bills that had passed the House with bipartisan support in the 110th Congress. Under a motion those bills were ordered favorably reported to the House by unanimous consent.

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08NR17 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update

September 16, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR17 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is pleased to report that HR 1076 will be marked up by the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce tomorrow September 17th at 10 AM. The legislation to close the loophole that allows insurance companies to refuse payment for an injury that happens on a
motorcycle will be marked up in open session along with ten other bills in the Rayburn House Office Building.

HR 1076 is expected to pass favorably, however anything can happen in a markup. In order to ensure swift clean passage we are asking you to contact your Member of Congress IF they are a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. That list follows.

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08NR12 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update

July 31, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR12 – MRF News Release – HIPAA Update 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that language similar to the HIPAA loophole-fix language contained in HR 1076 may be offered by the bill’s sponsor to a piece of legislation being worked on by the US House Energy and Commerce committee, as previously reported by the MRF.

While we are not privy to private negotiations between committee leadership and the bill’s sponsor, we are cautiously optimistic that language that would be of benefit to motorcyclists would be included.

The MRF has been aggressively lobbying committee members and staff to encourage this.

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