H.R. 2624 (103rd): Comprehensive Health Care and Cost Containment Act of 1993

Introduced:
Jul 13, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Collin Peterson
Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 13, 1993
Length
66 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6027 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 1992

H.R. 3600 (Related)
Health Security Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 1994

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 13, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 13, 1993
Referred to Committee Jul 13, 1993
 
Full Title

To provide for comprehensive health care and health care cost containment.

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7/13/1993--Introduced.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I - Federal and State Administration Subtitle A: Federal Administration Subtitle B: State Administration Title II: Health Care Services Subtitle A: National Health Insurance Program Subtitle B: Payment Amounts for Health Care Practitioner Services and for Covered District Health Care Services Title III: Malpractice Insurance Reform Title IV: Provisions Relating to ERISA and Federal and State Antitrust Laws Title V: Health Care Education Trust Fund Title VI: Tax Treatment of Health Insurance Premiums Title VII: Private Options Title VIII: Prescription Drug Review Board Title IX: Termination of Programs Comprehensive Health Care and Cost Containment Act of 1993
Title I - Federal and State Administration
Subtitle A - Federal Administration
Subtitle A - Federal Administration
Establishes within the Department of Health and Human Services a Federal Health Board. Requires the Board to:
(1) determine national per capita spending rates for covered district health care services and for health care practitioner services;
(2) establish a single national insurance premium for enrollment catgories;
(3) make Federal payments to States and insurers;
(4) certify State compliance with this Act;
(5) enter into reciprocity agreements with foreign countries; and
(6) report to the Congress on duplicative Federal health care programs.
Requires an annual report to the Congress on the status of the health care system in the United States. Establishes within the Department of Education a Federal Health Education Commission to manage the Federal grant program to States for consumer education programs and for primary care practitioners.
Subtitle B - State Administration
Requires each State to provide for a State Health Board to establish health districts to appoint district health care boards, set global budgets for each health care district, establish fee schedules for practitioner groups, and develop long-range plans for future health care infrastructure. Requires each State Health Board to establish a State Health Care Education Commission to be responsible for specified activities.
Title II - Health Care Services
Subtitle A - National Health Insurance Program
Sets forth national standards for health insurance for district health care services or health care practitioner services, including enrollment requirements. Authorizes reduced premiums for low-income individuals.
Subtitle B - Payment Amounts for Health Care Practitioner Services and for Covered District Health Care Services
Requires each State to provide for the chartering of practitioner associations with respect to fee schedules and medical malpractice insurance. Provides for the establishment of annual per capita rates for district health care costs and the development of State and district budgets for health care services. Requires the Board to disseminate Federal payments to States for such services.
Title III - Malpractice Insurance Reform
Sets forth requirements for States with respect to physician medical malpractice liability in order to be eligible for Federal payments.
Title IV - Provisions Relating to ERISA and Federal and State Antitrust Laws
Declares that provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act are superseded to the extent inconsistent with the requirements of this Act. Provides that the antitrust laws do not apply to health service entities covered under this Act.
Title V - Health Care Education Trust Fund
Establishes the Health Care Education Trust Fund to be administered by the Federal Health Care Commission in making grants for health care consumer education. Authorizes appropriations. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the tax on cigarettes and distilled spirits.
Title VI - Tax Treatment of Health Insurance Premiums
Allows a tax deduction for health insurance expenses, whether or not the taxpayer itemizes deductions.
Title VII - Private Options
States that individuals are not precluded from obtaining insurance for services that are covered health care services.
Title VIII - Prescription Drug Review Board
Establishes in the executive branch the Prescription Drug Price Review Board to develop guidelines for determining excessive prescription drug prices. Permits the Board, after following specified procedures, to determine: (1) if such a price is excessive; and (2) to revoke the patent of a drug determined to have an excessive price.
Title IX - Termination of Programs
Amends the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Repeals specified CHAMPUS provisions. Repeals the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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