H.R. 28: Working Families’ Access to Health Innovations Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Nydia Velázquez
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
7 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act to provide loan guarantees for the acquisition of health information technology by eligible professionals in solo and small group practices, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Small Business

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Working Families' Access to Health Innovations Act of 2013 - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to guarantee up to 90% of a loan made to a health care professional for the acquisition of health information technology for use in such professional's medical practice and for the costs associated with its installation. Provides loan guarantee limits, and authorizes the Administrator to impose a loan guarantee fee.
Requires services provided by a small business development center to include: (1) facilitating the training of medical professionals in health information technology systems; and (2) establishing and providing a network of small health information technology companies available to such professionals in low-income and underserved areas for assistance in purchasing, utilizing, and maintaining such technology.

House Republican Conference Summary

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