To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, to reform medical liability, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 1996
Length: 366 pages
Mar 26, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 26, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 26, 1996
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H.R. 3160 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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