S. 607 (108th): HEALTH Act of 2003


Mar 12, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Ensign

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2003
Length: 30 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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)

3/12/2003--Introduced.Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2003 - Makes changes to the health care liability system, including compensation for injured patients and other issues arising out ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 12, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 13, 2003
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 607”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

S. 354 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2005

H.R. 5 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 13, 2003

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