S. 218 (112th): Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011


Jan 27, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 27, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Ensign

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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)

1/27/2011--Introduced.Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 - Sets conditions for lawsuits arising from health care liability claims regarding health care goods or services or any ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 27, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 218”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 22, 2012

S. 1099 (Related)
Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011

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