About the bill
Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet 45 million Americans don’t have access to a trauma center within an hour of their location, which is nicknamed “the golden window” for maximum odds of saving a patient’s life. This despite 35 million Americans experiencing a traumatic injury each year, which makes it the third-most costly condition each year at $67.3 billion, trailing only heart disease and cancer.
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX26), one of 17 physicians in Congress, wants to help solve that problem. His bill H.R. 648, the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act, would reauthorize existing trauma center grants through Fiscal Year 2020, but also improve emergency …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on March 17, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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4 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
Jul 23, 2014
Earlier Version — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2405 (113th).
Mar 16, 2015
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 648 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 763 (114th).
Mar 17, 2015
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