H.R. 6597 (112th): EACH Act

Introduced:
Nov 16, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 3695 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 19, 2012

Sponsor
Judy Biggert
Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Nov 16, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 3695 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 19, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 16, 2012
Referred to Committee Nov 16, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.

Summary

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Cosponsors
62 cosponsors (32D, 30R) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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11/16/2012--Introduced.
Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to minimum essential health care coverage requirements added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to allow an additional religious exemption from such requirements for individuals whose sincerely held religious beliefs would cause them to object to medical health care provided under such coverage.
Defines "medical health care" to mean voluntary health treatment by or supervised by a medical doctor that would be covered under minimum essential coverage that: (1) includes voluntary acute care treatment at hospital emergency rooms, walk-in clinics, or similar facilities; and (2) excludes treatment not administered or supervised by a medical doctor, physical examinations or treatment required by law or third parties, and vaccinations.

House Republican Conference Summary

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