H.R. 5 (109th): Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005


Jul 21, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 28, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.


Phil Gingrey

Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2005
Length: 26 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)

7/28/2005--Passed House without amendment.Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005 - Sets forth provisions regulating lawsuits for health care liability claims concerning the provision of health ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 21, 2005

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Jul 28, 2005
Passed House

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

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.


63 cosponsors (60R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Jul 28, 2005 4:40 p.m.
Passed 230/194

Related Bills

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H.R. 2580 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 6, 2007

H.R. 534 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 2, 2005

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