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Short Titles as Introduced

Essential Health Facilities Investment Act of 1993

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a program of assistance for essential community providers of health care services, to establish a program to update and maintain the infrastructure requirements of safety net hospitals, and to require States to develop plans for the allocation and review of expenditures for the capital-related costs of health care services.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/23/1993Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
08/02/1993Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/28/1993Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1910)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/08/1993Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/23/1993Referred jointly to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/1993Referred jointly to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/1993Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3990-3992)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/1993Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce06/23/1993 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment08/02/1993 Referred to
House Ways and Means06/23/1993 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health07/08/1993 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/23/1993)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Essential Access Community Hospital Program

Title II: Capital Financing Assistance for Safety Net

Providers

Subtitle A: Amendments of Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Subtitle B: Capital Financing Assistance for Safety Net

Providers

Title III: Capital Allocation Plans

Essential Health Facilities Investment Act of 1993 - Title I: Essential Access Community Hospital Program - (Secs. 101 and 102) Amends part A (Hospital Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) revise the Essential Access Community Hospital Program (EACH), extending EACH to all States and authorizing increased appropriations for EACH grants; and (2) establish a program of assistance (PA) for activities related to the formation of community health networks by State and local governments.

(Sec. 103) Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study and report to the Congress on the effectiveness of EACH and PA in increasing medically underserved population access to health care.

Title II: Capital Financing Assistance for Safety Net Providers - Subtitle A: Amendments of Internal Revenue Code of 1986 - (Sec. 201) Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to impose a tax on the hospital gross receipts of any person for the taxable year.

Subtitle B: Capital Financing Assistance for Safety Net Providers - (Sec. 211) Amends SSA to establish a program to provide capital financing assistance in the form of loan guarantees, interest rate subsidies, matching loans, and direct grants to eligible hospitals and facilities with approved applications.

Creates in the Treasury the Capital Financing Trust Fund (Fund) to hold the revenues generated from the taxes above in order to finance expenditures for carrying out such program and the plans described below.

(Sec. 212) Provides for adjustment of Medicare payments to hospitals to take into account any capital financing assistance received by the hospital.

(Sec. 213) Amends IRC to grant tax exempt status to State and local bonds guaranteed by the Fund.

Title III: Capital Allocation Plans - (Sec. 301) Amends SSA title XVIII to mandate that each State establish a plan for Federal approval of capital expenditures for certain non-rural health care services in the State in order to receive Medicare reimbursement for capital-related expenses.