H.R. 6420 (109th): Tax Exempt Hospitals Responsibility Act of 2006

Introduced:
Dec 08, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
William “Bill” Thomas
Representative for California's 22nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 08, 2006
Length
9 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 8, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 08, 2006
Referred to Committee Dec 08, 2006
 
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on certain medical care providers that fail to provide a minimum level of charity medical care, and for other purposes.

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House Ways and Means

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12/8/2006--Introduced.
Tax Exempt Hospitals Responsibility Act of 2006 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) deny a tax exemption to medical care providers (i.e., tax-exempt charitable or teaching hospitals) that fail to adopt and carry out policies for providing medically necessary care to low-income individuals without health insurance;
(2) deny a tax deduction for contributions to such providers; and
(3) impose excise tax penalties on such medical care providers for failing to provide medically necessary care to low-income uninsured individuals, for overcharging for such care, and for failing to make certain disclosures to patients and the public relating to medical care and pricing.

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