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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


Jan 24, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 16, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

H.R. 5 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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