H.R. 1549 (113th): Helping Sick Americans Now Act

To amend Public Law 111-148 to transfer fiscal year 2013 through fiscal year 2016 funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to carry out the temporary high risk health insurance pool program for individuals with preexisting conditions, and to extend access to such program to such individuals who have had creditable coverage during the 6 months prior to application for coverage through such program.

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Apr 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 17, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Pitts

Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 19, 2013
Length: 8 pages


Apr 15, 2013

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Apr 17, 2013
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