H.R. 4279 (108th): HEALTH Act of 2004

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the disposition of unused health benefits in cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system, and to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

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May 5, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 12, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.


James “Jim” McCrery III

Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 21, 2004
Length: 92 pages


May 5, 2004

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May 12, 2004
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4279 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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