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H.R. 5 - Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 5 PDF XML

    Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 (Rules Committee Print 112-18, showing text of H.R. 5 as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Energy and Commerce; and text of H.R. 452 as ordered reported by the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Energy and Commerce, with necessary technical and conforming changes)

  • Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate of H.R. 5 PDF
  • Text of H. Rept. 112-39 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-39 Part 2 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-39 Part 3 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-412 Part 1 PDF XML

     Report from the Committee on Ways and Means 

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-412 Part 2 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 591: 
Adopted by record vote of 233-182, 1 Present, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 231-179, 1 Present, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  

 

MANAGERS: Nugent/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides six hours of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the respective chairs and ranking minority members of the Committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-18 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against amendments printed in the report.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
21Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratLate Would delay date of enactment until Secretary of Health and Human Services submits to Congress a report on the potential effect of this title on health care premiums.Made In Order
10Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould strike the provisions of the bill relating to medical liability reform and insert the text of H.R. 4160, the State Health Flexibility Act. It would also freeze the current physician payment level under Medicare for two years.Submitted
11Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanWould limit the portions of the bill related to medical liability reform only to claims stemming from care paid for solely by federal programs.Submitted
12Version 1Broun (GA), Terry (NE), Johnson, Timothy (IL)RepublicanWould remove the portions of the bill relating to medical liability reform.Submitted
2Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratWould exempt from damage limitations any health care lawsuits based on leaving a foreign object inside a patient or performing a procedure on the wrong patient or body part.Submitted
20Version 1Conyers (MI), Waters (CA)DemocratLate Would restore the application of antitrust laws to the business of medical malpractice insurance.Submitted
9Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratWould amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act to provide that nothing in that Act shall modify, impair, or supersede the operation of any of the antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance. Would apply prohibitions against using unfair methods of competition to the business of health insurance without regard to whether such business is carried on for profit. Submitted
19Version 1DeGette (CO), Chu (CA)DemocratLate Would deny the protections from a health care liability claim against a health care organization in the underlying bill to the extent such claim is based on an act or omission constituting a violation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Submitted
5Version 1Dent (PA), Sessions (TX)RepublicanWould address the crisis in access to emergency care by extending liability coverage to on-call and emergency room physicians under the Public Health Service Act. Made In Order
3Version 2Deutch (FL)DemocratRevised Would exempt from the scope of the bill’s coverage intentional acts unrelated to medical malpractice, including crimes like sexual assault of a patient. Submitted
4Version 4Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRevised Would restore the application of antitrust laws to the business of health insurance by amending the McCarran-Ferguson Act.Made In Order
1Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould strike Title II (Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board).Made In Order
14Version 1Jackson Lee (TX), Quigley (IL), Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratWould provide an exemption for health care lawsuits for irreversible injury.Submitted
6Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA), Braley (IA)DemocratWould specify that nothing in the bill shall preempt any applicable State constitutional provision.Submitted
18Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratLate Would narrow the coverage of the bill so that it would protect only individual medical practitioners an individual required by a State or Federal laws or regulations to be licenses, registered, or certified to provide health care services, and being either so licensed, registered or certified, or excepted from such requirement by other statute or regulation. It would exclude insurance companies, Health Maintenance Organizations, medical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and other non-individual entities. It would apply only to the practice of medicine and not to other aspects of the health care industry.Submitted
13Version 1Perlmutter (CO)DemocratWould allow each State to opt in to the provisions of Title I, no later than 90 days after enactment of the title. Submitted
7Version 1Poe (TX)RepublicanWould prevent the provisions of H.R. 5 from preempting any State law that is in effect on the date of enactment of the bill. Submitted
8Version 1Stearns (FL), Matheson (UT)Bi-PartisanWould grant limited civil liability protection to health professionals that volunteer at federally declared disaster sites. Made In Order
15Version 1Wasserman Schultz (FL)DemocratWould extend the time period for filing a claim, also referred to as a statute of limitations, for children who are victims of a doctor’s assault or negligence. Submitted
16Version 1Wasserman Schultz (FL)DemocratWould exempt children from the damages caps in the bill. In particular it would exempt children from the non-economic and punitive damages caps and the fair share rule which does away with joint and several liability.Submitted
17Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Would exempt negligent medical product manufacturers from the punitive damage immunity afforded to them by HR 5. Withdrawn
22Version 1Woodall (GA)RepublicanLate Would strike the findings in Title I. Made In Order