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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Access to Emergency Medical Services Act of 1995

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To assure equitable coverage and treatment of emergency services under health plans.

Actions Overview (1)

07/11/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

07/17/1995Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
07/13/1995Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/12/1995Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1417-1419)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/1995Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/1995Referred to House Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/1995Referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/1995Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (154)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5]* 07/11/1995
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Beilenson, Anthony C. [D-CA-24]* 07/11/1995
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large]* 07/11/1995
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11] 07/17/1995
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 07/17/1995
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 07/17/1995
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 07/17/1995
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 07/17/1995
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 08/01/1995
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 08/01/1995
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 08/04/1995
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 08/04/1995
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 08/04/1995
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 08/04/1995
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 09/13/1995
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 09/13/1995
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 09/13/1995
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7] 09/13/1995
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 09/13/1995
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-9] 09/13/1995
Rep. Coleman, Ronald D. [D-TX-16] 09/13/1995
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 09/13/1995
Rep. Johnston, Harry [D-FL-19] 09/13/1995
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 09/13/1995
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 09/13/1995
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 09/28/1995
Rep. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR-1] 09/28/1995
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 09/28/1995
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 09/28/1995
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 09/28/1995
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 09/28/1995
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 09/28/1995
Rep. Payne, Lewis F., Jr. [D-VA-5] 09/28/1995
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 09/28/1995
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 09/28/1995
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 09/28/1995
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 09/28/1995
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 09/28/1995
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 09/28/1995
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 09/28/1995
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/28/1995
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 10/25/1995
Rep. Collins, Barbara-Rose [D-MI-15] 10/25/1995
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10] 10/25/1995
Rep. Meyers, Jan [R-KS-3] 10/25/1995
Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] 10/25/1995
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 10/25/1995
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 10/25/1995
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 10/25/1995
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 11/09/1995
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 11/09/1995
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 11/09/1995
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20] 11/09/1995
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 11/20/1995
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 11/20/1995
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 11/20/1995
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 12/18/1995
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 12/18/1995
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 12/18/1995
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 12/18/1995
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 01/05/1996
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 01/05/1996
Rep. Ward, Mike [D-KY-3] 01/25/1996
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 02/01/1996
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] 02/27/1996
Rep. Frazer, Victor O. [I-VI-At Large] 02/27/1996
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 02/27/1996
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 02/27/1996
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 02/27/1996
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 02/27/1996
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 02/27/1996
Rep. Hayes, James A. [R-LA-7] 03/07/1996
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 03/21/1996
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 03/27/1996
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 03/29/1996
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/16/1996
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-30] 04/16/1996
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 04/16/1996
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 04/18/1996
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 04/23/1996
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 04/23/1996
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 05/07/1996
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 05/07/1996
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/07/1996
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/07/1996
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 05/07/1996
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 05/15/1996
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 05/21/1996
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 05/21/1996
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 05/21/1996
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 05/21/1996
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 05/21/1996
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 05/22/1996
Rep. Reed, Jack [D-RI-2] 06/12/1996
Rep. Campbell, Tom [R-CA-15] 06/12/1996
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 06/25/1996
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 06/25/1996
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 06/25/1996
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 06/25/1996
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/27/1996
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 06/27/1996
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 06/27/1996
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 07/12/1996
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6] 07/12/1996
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/12/1996
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 07/12/1996
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 07/22/1996
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 07/22/1996
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-31] 07/22/1996
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] 07/22/1996
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 07/22/1996
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/22/1996
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 07/22/1996
Rep. Orton, Bill [D-UT-3] 07/23/1996
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 07/23/1996
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 07/29/1996
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 07/29/1996
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 07/29/1996
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] 07/29/1996
Rep. Browder, Glen [D-AL-3] 07/29/1996
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 07/29/1996
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/29/1996
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 07/31/1996
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-9] 07/31/1996
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 07/31/1996
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 07/31/1996
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 08/02/1996
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 08/02/1996
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 08/02/1996
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 09/04/1996
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 09/04/1996
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 09/04/1996
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 09/04/1996
Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3] 09/12/1996
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 09/12/1996
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 09/18/1996
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 09/24/1996
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/25/1996
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 09/25/1996
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/26/1996
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 09/26/1996
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 09/26/1996
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 09/27/1996
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 10/03/1996

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce07/11/1995 Referred to
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment07/17/1995 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/11/1995 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health07/13/1995 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/11/1995)

Access to Emergency Medical Services Act of 1995 - Requires a health plan that provides any emergency services coverage to cover emergency services furnished to a plan enrollee without regard to: (1) whether the provider has an arrangement with the plan; and (2) prior authorization. Mandates prompt payment in a reasonable and appropriate amount and prohibits cost-sharing greater for hospital emergency services than for other settings. Requires specified measures relating to the timeliness of prior authorization determinations regarding needed care identified in initial evaluations. Prohibits plans from discouraging appropriate use of the 911 emergency telephone number or from denying coverage or payment for an item or service solely on the basis that an enrollee uses the number. Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require health maintenance organizations, competitive medical plans, and managed care plans to meet the requirements of this paragraph.

Allows State laws that provide protections exceeding those of this Act.

Provides for civil money penalties for violations.