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H.R. 5575 (116th): Primary and Behavioral Health Care Access Act of 2020

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To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement.

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Sponsor and status

Lauren Underwood

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020
Length: 11 pages
Jan 10, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 10, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


20 Cosponsors (20 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Underwood’s Critical Legislation to Protect the Affordable Care Act Passes the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Jul 30, 2020

Doctor and Nurse Team of Reps. Schrier and Underwood Unveil New Legislation to Make Primary Care, Mental Health Care, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment More Affordable
    — Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 15, 2020

Underwood Celebrates the Passage of Her Legislation to Reduce Health Care Premiums
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020

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Jan 10, 2020

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H.R. 5575 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5575. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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