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Titles (5)

Popular Titles

Quality Health-Care Coalition bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 1999

Short Titles as Reported to House

Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 2000

Short Titles as Introduced

Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 1999

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To ensure and foster continued patient safety and quality of care by making the antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups of health care professionals and health plans and health insurance issuers in the same manner as such laws apply to collective bargaining by labor organizations under the National Labor Relations Act.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
06/30/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 276 - 136, 2 Present (Roll no. 372).
05/18/2000Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 106-625.
03/25/1999Introduced in House

All Actions (46)

Date Chamber
07/27/2000SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
06/30/2000SenateReceived in the Senate.
06/30/2000-1:59amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/30/2000-1:59amHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 276 - 136, 2 Present (Roll no. 372).
06/30/2000-1:43amHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H5636-5637)
06/30/2000-1:42amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/30/2000-1:42amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1304.
06/30/2000-1:41amHouseH.Amdt.956 On agreeing to the Coburn amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 - 202, 1 Present (Roll no. 371).
06/30/2000-1:35amHouseH.Amdt.955 On agreeing to the Terry amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 78 - 338 (Roll no. 370).
06/30/2000-1:28amHouseH.Amdt.954 On agreeing to the Cox amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 201 - 214 (Roll no. 369).
06/30/2000-1:22amHouseH.Amdt.953 On agreeing to the Stearns amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 94 - 320 (Roll no. 368).
06/30/2000-1:15amHouseH.Amdt.952 On agreeing to the Ballenger amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 71 - 345 (Roll no. 367).
06/30/2000-12:54amHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
06/30/2000-12:54amHouseH.Amdt.957 On agreeing to the Davis (IL) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/30/2000-12:42amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davis (IL) amendment.
06/30/2000-12:42amHouseH.Amdt.957 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Davis (IL). (consideration: CR H5646-5648; text: CR H5647)
06/30/2000-12:41amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Coburn amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Coburn demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to H. Res. 538, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the day.
06/30/2000-12:24amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committe of the Whole proceeded with 15 minutes of debate on the Coburn amendment.
06/30/2000-12:24amHouseH.Amdt.956 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Coburn. (consideration: CR H5644-5646, H5651; text: CR H5644)
06/30/2000-12:23amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Terry amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Terry demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to H. Res. 538, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the day.
06/30/2000-12:09amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Terry amendment.
06/30/2000-12:09amHouseH.Amdt.955 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Terry. (consideration: CR H5643-5644, H5650-5651; text: CR H5643)
06/30/2000-12:09amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cox amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to H. Res. 538, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the day.
06/29/2000-11:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox amendment.
06/29/2000-11:56pmHouseH.Amdt.954 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Cox. (consideration: CR H5641-5643, H5649-5650; text: CR H5641)
06/29/2000-11:56pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stearns amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote and pursuant to H. Res. 538, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the day.
06/29/2000-11:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stearns amendment.
06/29/2000-11:42pmHouseH.Amdt.953 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Stearns. (consideration: CR H5639-5641, H5649; text: CR H5639)
06/29/2000-11:42pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ballenger amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Thomas demanded a recorded vote and pursant to H. Res. 538, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the amendment until later in the day.
06/29/2000-11:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ballenger amendment.
06/29/2000-11:30pmHouseH.Amdt.952 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Ballenger. (consideration: CR H5637-5639, H5648-5649; text: CR H5637)
06/29/2000-10:59pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of general debate on H.R. 1304.
06/29/2000-10:59pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable John Shimkus to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/29/2000-10:59pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 542 and Rule XXIII.
06/29/2000-10:58pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1304 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
06/29/2000-10:58pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 542. (consideration: CR H5627-5652)
06/29/2000-10:41pmHouseRule H. Res. 542 passed House.
06/28/2000-11:57pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 542 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1304 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
05/18/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 342.
05/18/2000HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 106-625.
03/30/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 2.
03/30/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/16/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/22/1999HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
03/25/1999HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
03/25/1999HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (220)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 03/25/1999
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45]* 03/25/1999
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4]* 03/25/1999
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 04/21/1999
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 04/21/1999
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/21/1999
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 04/21/1999
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 04/21/1999
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 04/21/1999
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 04/21/1999
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 04/21/1999
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 04/21/1999
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 04/21/1999
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 04/21/1999
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 04/28/1999
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 04/28/1999
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [D-VA-5] 04/29/1999
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 04/29/1999
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 04/29/1999
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] 04/29/1999
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 05/06/1999
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 05/06/1999
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 05/06/1999
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/06/1999
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 05/06/1999
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7] 05/06/1999
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 05/06/1999
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 05/06/1999
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 05/06/1999
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 05/06/1999
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 05/06/1999
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 05/06/1999
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 05/06/1999
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 05/06/1999
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 05/06/1999
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 05/06/1999
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 05/06/1999
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] 05/06/1999
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 05/06/1999
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 05/06/1999
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3] 05/13/1999
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 05/13/1999
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/13/1999
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 05/13/1999
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 05/13/1999
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 05/13/1999
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 05/13/1999
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/13/1999
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 05/13/1999
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6] 05/19/1999
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 05/19/1999
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/19/1999
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 05/19/1999
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 05/19/1999
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 05/19/1999
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 05/19/1999
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 05/19/1999
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 05/19/1999
Rep. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI-8] 05/19/1999
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 05/19/1999
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 05/19/1999
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5] 05/19/1999
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 05/25/1999
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 05/25/1999
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 05/25/1999
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 05/25/1999
Rep. Cook, Merrill [R-UT-2] 05/25/1999
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 05/25/1999
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 05/25/1999
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/25/1999
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 05/25/1999
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3] 05/25/1999
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 05/25/1999
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 06/07/1999
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 06/07/1999
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 06/07/1999
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41] 06/07/1999
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 06/07/1999
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 06/07/1999
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 06/07/1999
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 06/07/1999
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 06/07/1999
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 06/07/1999
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 06/07/1999
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 06/07/1999
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 06/07/1999
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 06/07/1999
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 06/17/1999
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 06/17/1999
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 06/17/1999
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 06/17/1999
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 06/17/1999
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 06/17/1999
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 06/22/1999
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 06/22/1999
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 06/22/1999
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 06/22/1999
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/22/1999
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 06/25/1999
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 06/25/1999
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 06/25/1999
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 07/01/1999
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 07/01/1999
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 07/01/1999
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 07/13/1999
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 07/13/1999
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 07/13/1999
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/15/1999
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 07/21/1999
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 07/21/1999
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 07/21/1999
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2] 07/21/1999
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 07/21/1999
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/21/1999
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 07/21/1999
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 07/21/1999
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 07/21/1999
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 07/30/1999
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 07/30/1999
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 07/30/1999
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 07/30/1999
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] 07/30/1999
Rep. Hill, Rick [R-MT-At Large] 08/05/1999
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 08/05/1999
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 09/08/1999
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/08/1999
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 09/08/1999
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 09/08/1999
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 09/14/1999
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 09/14/1999
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 09/14/1999
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1] 09/14/1999
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 09/14/1999
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 09/14/1999
Rep. Watkins, Wes [R-OK-3] 09/23/1999
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 09/23/1999
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 09/29/1999
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 09/29/1999
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 09/29/1999
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 10/07/1999
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 10/07/1999
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 10/14/1999
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 10/14/1999
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 10/18/1999
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 10/18/1999
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 10/18/1999
Rep. Phelps, David D. [D-IL-19] 10/18/1999
Rep. Kuykendall, Steven T. [R-CA-36] 10/21/1999
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32] 10/21/1999
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 11/02/1999
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 01/31/2000
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 01/31/2000
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 01/31/2000
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/31/2000
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 02/01/2000
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 02/01/2000
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 02/02/2000
Rep. Metcalf, Jack [R-WA-2] 02/07/2000
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 02/07/2000
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 02/07/2000
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 02/07/2000
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 02/09/2000
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 02/09/2000
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 02/10/2000
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 02/10/2000
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 02/10/2000
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 02/10/2000
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 02/14/2000
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 02/16/2000
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 02/16/2000
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 02/29/2000
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 02/29/2000
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 02/29/2000
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/29/2000
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 02/29/2000
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7] 03/15/2000
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 03/15/2000
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 03/15/2000
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 03/15/2000
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 03/15/2000
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 03/15/2000
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 03/15/2000
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/15/2000
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 03/16/2000
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 03/16/2000
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 03/21/2000
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 03/22/2000
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-42] 03/28/2000
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 03/29/2000
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 04/10/2000
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 04/13/2000
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 05/02/2000
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 05/11/2000
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 05/15/2000
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 05/15/2000
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 05/16/2000
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/16/2000
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 05/17/2000
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10]* 03/25/1999 03/01/2000 --
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2]* 03/25/1999 10/14/1999 --

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/25/1999 Referred to
06/22/1999 Hearings by
03/30/2000 Markup by
05/18/2000 Reported by H. Rept. 106-625
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions07/27/2000 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (06/30/2000)

Quality Health-Care Coalition Act of 2000 - Entitles any health care professionals negotiating with a health plan, regarding contract terms under which they provide health care items or services for which plan benefits are provided under such plan, to the same treatment under antitrust laws as that accorded to a collective bargaining unit recognized under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Provides that this Act: (1) applies only to health care professionals excluded from NLRA; and (2) shall not be construed as revising any NLRA provision or affecting the status of any group of persons under NLRA.

Makes the exemption (from antitrust laws) under this Act: (1) only applicable to conduct occurring during the three-year period beginning on the enactment date of this Act; and (2) continue to apply for one year after the end of such period to contracts entered into before the end of such period. Provides that nothing in this Act shall exempt from the application of the antitrust laws any agreement or otherwise unlawful conspiracy that excludes, limits the participation or reimbursement of, or otherwise limits the scope of services to be provided by any health care professional or group of health care professionals with respect to the performance of services that are within their scope of practice as defined or permitted by relevant law or regulation.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the application of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on the ground of race, color, or national origin).

Provides that nothing in this Act shall apply to negotiations between health care professionals and health plans pertaining to benefits provided under: (1) Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provisions of the Social Security Act; (2) programs, under specified Federal laws, relating to medical and dental care for members of the uniformed services, veterans' medical care, and Federal employees' health benefits; and (3) the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall apply to negotiations specifically relating to requiring a health plan to cover abortion or abortion services.

Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the impact of this Act during the six-month period beginning with the third year of the specified three-year period, together with recommendations on any extension of this Act and possible changes to it.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that decisions regarding medical care and treatment should be made by the physician or health care professional in consultation with the patient.