Summary: H.R.4431 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/17/1994)

Free Health Clinic Expansion Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to nonprofit private health clinics that do not impose charges for the provision of health services if the clinic agrees that the grant will not be expended for any purpose other than the renovation of facilities and the purchase of equipment for providing health services through the clinic. Limits each grant to a maximum of $4 million.

Sets the following conditions for grant awards: (1) the clinic gives priority to the provision of primary care; (2) the clinic does not impose any charges; (3) the clinic's services are available only to individuals who are without health insurance and whose income does not exceed 125 percent of the official poverty line; (4) none of the health care providers of the clinic receives compensation for the provision of services through the clinic; (5) not more than one individual among the clinic staff receives compensation for the provision of services to the clinic; and (6) the clinic agrees to continue operating in accordance with such conditions.

Considers an individual to be without health insurance if the individual is not covered under: (1) any health insurance policy or plan; and (2) any Government program that entitles the individual to receive health services.