S. 3072 (110th): Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2008

Introduced:
May 22, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
May 22, 2008
Length
165 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5955 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 01, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 22, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 22, 2008
Referred to Committee May 22, 2008
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for comprehensive health reform.

Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Finance

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


5/22/2008--Introduced.
Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2008 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow individual taxpayers a refundable tax credit for health insurance costs paid.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for establishment and governance of association health plans (AHPs), which are group health plans whose sponsors are trade, industry, professional, chamber of commerce, or similar business associations and which meet certain ERISA certification requirements.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that the laws of the state designated by a health insurance issuer (primary state) shall apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that issuer in the primary state and in any other state (secondary state), but only if the coverage and issuer comply with certain requirements.
Promoting Health for Future Generations Act of 2008 - Amends the IRC to to revise provisions related to health savings accounts (HSAs), high deductible health plans, and medical savings accounts (MSAs), including to: (1) increase the tax deduction for contributions to HSAs; (2) allow a new tax deduction for high deductible health plan premiums; and (3) allow individual contributions to a Medicare Advantage MSA.
Increased Access to Health Insurance Act of 2008 - Amends the IRC to permit the use of HSAs to purchase health insurance.
Sets forth conditions for lawsuits arising from health care liability claims regarding health care goods or services or any medical product affecting interstate commerce, including: (1) a statute of limitations of three years after the date of manifestation of injury or one year after the claimant discovers the injury, with certain exceptions; and (2) limits on noneconomic and punitive damages.
Sets forth provisions related to health information technology. Provides for health record banks. Creates safe harbors from civil and criminal penalties in current anti-kickback laws for providing certain health information technology and training services.

House Republican Conference Summary

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