HR 676 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 676

To provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 24, 2007

Mr. CONYERS (for himself, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Ms. LEE, Mr. FARR, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. WATSON, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. LOEBSACK, Mr. CLAY, Mr. HONDA, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. MCGOVERN, Ms. CARSON, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. WEXLER, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. WEINER, Mr. MEEHAN, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. WYNN, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. FILNER, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin, Mr. RANGEL, and Mr. TOWNS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS

TITLE II--FINANCES

Subtitle A--Budgeting and Payments

Subtitle B--Funding

TITLE III--ADMINISTRATION

TITLE IV--ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

TITLE V--EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS AND TERMS.

TITLE I--ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS

SEC. 101. ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION.

SEC. 102. BENEFITS AND PORTABILITY.

SEC. 103. QUALIFICATION OF PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS.

SEC. 104. PROHIBITION AGAINST DUPLICATING COVERAGE.

TITLE II--FINANCES

Subtitle A--Budgeting and Payments

SEC. 201. BUDGETING PROCESS.

SEC. 202. PAYMENT OF PROVIDERS AND HEALTH CARE CLINICIANS.

SEC. 203. PAYMENT FOR LONG-TERM CARE.

SEC. 204. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

SEC. 205. PAYMENT FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND MEDICALLY NECESSARY ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT.

SEC. 206. CONSULTATION IN ESTABLISHING REIMBURSEMENT LEVELS.

Subtitle B--Funding

SEC. 211. OVERVIEW: FUNDING THE USNHI PROGRAM.

SEC. 212. APPROPRIATIONS FOR EXISTING PROGRAMS FOR UNINSURED AND INDIGENT.

TITLE III--ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 301. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION; APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR.

SEC. 302. OFFICE OF QUALITY CONTROL.

SEC. 303. REGIONAL AND STATE ADMINISTRATION; EMPLOYMENT OF DISPLACED CLERICAL WORKERS.

SEC. 304. CONFIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORD SYSTEM.

SEC. 305. NATIONAL BOARD OF UNIVERSAL QUALITY AND ACCESS.

TITLE IV--ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 401. TREATMENT OF VA AND IHS HEALTH PROGRAMS.

SEC. 402. PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION.

SEC. 403. REDUCTION IN HEALTH DISPARITIES.

TITLE V--EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 501. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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