45012 Health Lawyer
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Jack A. Rovner Michael, Best & Friedrich Chicago, IL Introduction On August 21, 1996, President Clinton signed into law a modified version of the Kassebaum-Kennedy health insurance reform bill, named the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Congress then took little more than a month to amend the Act by passage of the Mental Health Parity Act and the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act. President Clinton signed these amendmeent into law on September 26. The Act’s...