H.R. 5 (108th): Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2003


Feb 5, 2003
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 March 13, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.


James “Jim” Greenwood

Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2003
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/13/2003--Passed House without amendment.(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on March 11, 2003. The summary of that version (Part I) is repeated here.) ... Read more >

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Feb 5, 2003

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Mar 5, 2003
Reported by Committee

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Mar 13, 2003
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


128 cosponsors (121R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 13, 2003 3:16 p.m.
Passed 229/196

Related Bills

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S. 607 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2003

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

Passed House
Last Action: May 12, 2004

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