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Michelle's Law

The bill, H.R. 2851, also known as Michelle’s law, seeks to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage. If passed, Michelle’s law would prohibit a group health plan from terminating coverage of a dependent child due to a medically necessary leave of absence from a postsecondary education institution. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.), would allow eligible college students to continue to receive health insurance for up to one year.

This bill passed in the House of Representatives on July 30, 2008 and in the Senate on September 25, 2008 and was presented to the President on 9/30/08

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR02851:@@@L&summ2=m&

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