US Congressman Joe Courtney will hold a Congressional meeting at the Legislative Office Building here in Hartford today at 2:30 p.m. to hear testimony regarding H.R. 2833, Preexisting Condition Exclusion Patient Protection Act of 2007.

According to a press release, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, provides some protections for individuals enrolled in group health coverage.  However, Courtney’s bill extends HIPAA protections to an estimated 158 million Americans insured through employer-based private plans and non-group individual plans.

Six people, from policy experts to a retired professor with diabetes, are expected to testify at the hearing. Click here to read their biographies. Click here to read Rita Gould’s testimony, here for Nancy Davenport-Ennis’, here for John Stirling, here for John Farrelland here for Bob Tessier.