H.R. 144 (103rd): Health Care Cost Containment Act

To reform the health care system by restoring the full tax deductibility of medical expenses; eliminating incentives for abusive litigation against hospitals, doctors, nurses, and health care providers; abolishing noneconomic damages in medical care liability actions; and redirecting punitive damages to community hospitals that care for the indigent.

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Jan 5, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher Cox

Representative for California's 47th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 2, 1993
Length: 8 pages


Jan 5, 1993

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Jun 2, 1993
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H.R. 144 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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