AMA SEEKS URGENT GRASSROOTS ACTION TO END HEALTH INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION
More than 100 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have co-sponsored
a bill that would end health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists
and others who participate in legal recreational activities or use their
motorcycles for transportation.
While the action is significant, there is still much work to be done,
according to AMA Vice President for Government Relations Edward Moreland.
TAKE ACTION NOW. You can easily contact your U.S. Representative on this
issue through the AMA Rapid Response Center:
"The AMA is calling on motorcyclists and others who face health insurance
discrimination to urge their U.S. Representatives to support H.R. 1076,
known as the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act," said
Moreland. "Time is short. The bill has broad bi-partisan support but we need
218 votes for passage. If we donít act by April, we will likely miss our
chance for legislative action in 2008."