H.R. 3160 (104th): Health Coverage Availability and Affordability Act of 1996


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.


Bill Archer

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 26, 1996
Length: 366 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/26/1996--Introduced.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Improved Availability and Portability of Health Insurance Coverage Subtitle A: Coverage Under Group Health Plans Subtitle B: Certain Requirements for Insurers and HMOs in the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 26, 1996

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3160”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 3103 (Related)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 21, 1996

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