H. R. 3700
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 1, 2009
Mr. Gingrey of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To establish requirements for any health reform legislation enacted by the Congress or the President during the 111th Congress.
This Act may be cited as the
Health Care Bill of Rights
10 Prescriptions for a Healthy America
The Congress and the President shall not enact health reform legislation that—
includes government-run health insurance;
reduces benefits for seniors under the Medicare program;
increases the Federal deficit;
imposes new taxes;
allows the Federal Government to ration care;
a mandate on individuals to purchase health care coverage; or
a mandate on employers to provide health care coverage; or
provides taxpayer-funded health insurance to illegal immigrants.
The Congress and the President shall enact health reform legislation on or before December 31, 2009, that—
protects individuals with pre-existing conditions;
reforms medical liability law and curbs abusive litigation; and
reduces the overall cost of health care for all.