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Gore Advocates Women’s Health Protections

Vice President Al Gore urged for passage of legislation to increase protections for women under HMOs. The Democratic presidential candidate recently spoke at a women’s health event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, calling for action on legislation currently stalled in Congress that targets women’s health issues, requiring better coverage under managed-care insurance plans. The legislation would force HMOs to cover mastectomies, set minimum hospital stays, prohibits punishing doctors who make referrals for second opinions, and requires coverage for specialists in ob-gyn.

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AP, Election News _ September 18, 2000