H.R. 3000 (112th): Empowering Patients First Act

Introduced:
Sep 21, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tom Price
Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2011
Length
270 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3400 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2009

H.R. 105 (Related)
Empowering Patients First Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 21, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2011
 
Full Title

To provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
42 cosponsors (42R) (show)
Committees

House Appropriations

House Education and the Workforce

Higher Education and Workforce Training

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House House Administration

House Natural Resources

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

House Oversight and Government Reform

Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census

House Rules

House Budget

House Judiciary

House Ways and Means

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/21/2011--Introduced.
Empowering Patients First Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores or revives provisions amended or repealed by such Act or such health care provisions.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit for qualified health insurance costs to residents of a state that implements a high-risk pool, a reinsurance pool, or other risk-adjustment mechanism.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and governance of individual membership associations (IMAs) to make health benefits coverage available to IMA members and their dependents.
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2011 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for establishment and governance of association health plans, 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.
Directs 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 conditions of this Act.
Amends title XXI (Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) require a state CHIP plan to specify how it will achieve coverage for 90% of targeted low-income children; and (2) prohibit CHIP payments for children with family income above 300% of the applicable poverty line.
Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 - Sets forth provisions governing lawsuits arising from health care liability claims regarding health care goods or services or any medical product affecting interstate commerce. Establishes a statute of limitations and limits noneconomic and punitive damages.
Permits a group health plan to vary premiums and cost-sharing by up to 50% of the benefits based on participation (or lack of participation) in a wellness program.
Requires a health insurance issuer to provide claims information, on request, to a plan, plan sponsor, or plan administrator.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using comparative effectiveness research to deny coverage of an item or service under a federal health care program.
Authorizes a state to establish a Health Plan and Provider Portal website to standardize information on health insurance plans available in the state. Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of SSA to permit Medicare beneficiaries to contract with a physician or practitioner for health care items or services. Prohibits states from imposing limits on the amount of charges for health care services furnished by an eligible professional.
Sets forth provisions regarding students loans and loan repayment for health care professionals.
Exempts health care professionals from federal and state antitrust laws in connection with negotiations with a health plan regarding contract terms under which the professionals provide health care items or services for which plan benefits are provided. Establishes discretionary spending limits for FY2012-FY2021 for new budget authority in the nondefense category.

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