42 U.S. Code § 300gg–52. Required coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomies

The provisions of section 2706[1] shall apply to health insurance coverage offered by a health insurance issuer in the individual market in the same manner as they apply to health insurance coverage offered by a health insurance issuer in connection with a group health plan in the small or large group market.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXVII, § 2752, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title IX, § 903(b)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–438.)
References in Text

Section 2706, referred to in text, is a reference to section 2706 of act July 1, 1944. Section 2706, which was classified to section 300gg–6 of this title, was renumbered section 2727 and amended by Pub. L. 111–148, title I, §§ 1001(2), 1563(c)(5), formerly § 1562(c)(5), title X, § 10107(b)(1), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 130, 266, 911, and was transferred to section 300gg–27 of this title. A new section 2706 of act July 1, 1944, related to non-discrimination in health care, was added, effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, by Pub. L. 111–148, title I, § 1201(4), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 160, and is classified to section 300gg–5 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title IX, § 903(c)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–438, provided that:

“The amendment made by subsection (b) [enacting this section] shall apply with respect to health insurance coverage offered, sold, issued, renewed, in effect, or operated in the individual market on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998].”


[1]  See References in Text note below.