H.R. 5 (112th): Protecting Access to Healthcare Act


Jan 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 22, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Phil Gingrey

Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2012
Length: 38 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.

Summary (CRS)

3/22/2012--Passed House amended.Protecting Access to Healthcare Act - TitleI - HEALTH ActHelp Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2012 - Section101 - Sets forth provisions regulating lawsuits ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 16, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Mar 22, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 27, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Unknown Status (rhuc).

Apr 16, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Placed on Calendar in the Senate 2.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


134 cosponsors (132R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 22, 2012 11:45 a.m.
Agreed to 234/173
Mar 22, 2012 11:50 a.m.
Failed 179/228
Mar 22, 2012 11:56 a.m.
Agreed to 251/157
Mar 22, 2012 12:36 p.m.
Passed 223/181

Related Bills

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S. 218 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2011

H.R. 6389 (Related)
Sequestration Prevention Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 2012

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