A lawmaker wants to stop health insurers from excluding certain recreational injuries from coverage.[@@]
The lawmaker, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, has introduced H.R. 2793, the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act.
In 2001, the U.S. Labor Department issued rules aimed at guarding against discrimination in the group health market, Burgess said in a speech on the House floor.
The 2001 rules prohibit health plans from denying coverage to people who engage in recreational activities such as horseback riding and motorcycling.