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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4281 (Related)
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004

Passed House
Last Action: May 13, 2004

H.R. 4280 (Related)
Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2004

Passed House
Last Action: May 12, 2004

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 4279” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 5, 2004
Passed House
May 12, 2004
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16 cosponsors (16R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

May 12, 2004 3:15 p.m.
Failed 197/230
May 12, 2004 3:55 p.m.
Passed 273/152

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