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H.R. 3700 (111th): 10 Prescriptions for a Healthy America Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 1, 2009 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3700

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 1, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To establish requirements for any health reform legislation enacted by the Congress or the President during the 111th Congress.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Health Care Bill of Rights Act or 10 Prescriptions for a Healthy America Act.

2.

Prohibitions

The Congress and the President shall not enact health reform legislation that—

(1)

includes government-run health insurance;

(2)

reduces benefits for seniors under the Medicare program;

(3)

increases the Federal deficit;

(4)

imposes new taxes;

(5)

allows the Federal Government to ration care;

(6)

imposes—

(A)

a mandate on individuals to purchase health care coverage; or

(B)

a mandate on employers to provide health care coverage; or

(7)

provides taxpayer-funded health insurance to illegal immigrants.

3.

Requirements

The Congress and the President shall enact health reform legislation on or before December 31, 2009, that—

(1)

protects individuals with pre-existing conditions;

(2)

reforms medical liability law and curbs abusive litigation; and

(3)

reduces the overall cost of health care for all.