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S. 3747 (117th): Striking Workers Healthcare Protection Act

About the bill

In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. Sometimes in labor law, one strike and your health insurance is out.


Outside of children, the low-income, and the elderly, health care for most U.S. adults is primarily tied to employment status. With no parallel anywhere else in the world, this situation arose as an accidental byproduct after national wage caps were temporarily enacted during World War II, which caused many employers to add health insurance as a bonus incentive for workers when they couldn’t raise pay.

Starting in the 2010s, the Affordable Care Act allowed people to purchase private health insurance plans unrelated to their job or employment status, using the website Still, most people consider that something of a backup plan. When employers already have a health …

Sponsor and status

Sherrod Brown

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Ohio. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2022
Length: 4 pages
Mar 3, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2022, 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).


10 Cosponsors (10 Democrats)



Mar 3, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3747 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3747. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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