H.R. 2417 (99th): Health Maintenance Organization Amendments of 1985

May 08, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Passed House)
Henry Waxman
Representative for California's 24th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 2480 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 11, 1981

H.R. 3235 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Oct 24, 1988


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 18, 1985 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 08, 1985
Referred to Committee May 08, 1985
Reported by Committee May 15, 1985
Passed House Jun 18, 1985
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program of assistance for health maintenance organizations.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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1/22/1986--Reported to Senate amended.
(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Labor and Human Resources with amendment, S. Rept. 99-229) Health Maintenance Organization Amendments of 1985 - Amends title XIII (Health Maintenance Organizations) of the Public Health Service Act to repeal provisions authorizing assistance for feasibility surveys, planning, and initial development of health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Limits initial operating loan assistance to entities with existing loan eligibility as of October 1, 1985.
Eliminates loans and loan guarantees for the acquisition and construction of ambulatory care facilities.
Limits the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to borrow through the loan guarantee fund to obligations made before October 1, 1985.
Repeals the requirements for:
(1) health system agency review of Federal support of HMO activities;
(2) periodic demonstration of compliance with Federal requirements by HMO's; and
(3) certain financial reports.
Requires updates of the digest of State HMO laws to be made annually (presently required quarterly).
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1989 to meet the obligations of the loan fund.
Includes organ transplants as part of the basic coverage if such transplants were required to be included in the basic health services on April 15, 1985.

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