H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported by Committee on Feb 28, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 28, 2017.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Mar 21, 2017 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

Sponsor:

Steve King

Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017
Length: 20 pages

Prognosis:

10% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Feb 24, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 21, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 22, 2017
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Mar 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1215 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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