About the bill
- Full Title
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.
- Summary (CRS)
1/5/1993--Introduced.Health Care Cost Containment Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individuals to deduct the full amount of unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.(Current law allows a deduction for ...
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Jan 5, 1993
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Jun 2, 1993
Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 144”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
17 cosponsors (17R)
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Health Security Act
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Last Action: Jun 23, 1994
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 144 — 103rd Congress: Health Care Cost Containment Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/103/hr144
“H.R. 144 — 103rd Congress: Health Care Cost Containment Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1993. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/103/hr144>
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