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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

National Health Insurance Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide a program of national health insurance, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/07/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
02/03/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/23/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/07/2003Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
01/07/2003Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
01/07/2003Referred to the Committee on Energy and 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
01/07/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/07/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/03/2003 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/07/2003 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health01/23/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/07/2003)

National Health Insurance Act - Makes medical services available to eligible individuals. Authorizes the National Health Insurance Board (established by this Act) to limit services when personnel, facilities, or funds are inadequate. Allows patient choice of physicians and hospitals.

Allows providers to choose their practice locality and, consistent with State law and professional ethics, reject patients.

Establishes: (1) in the Department of Health and Human Services the National Health Insurance Board; and (2) the National Advisory Medical Policy Council.

Limits, for individuals entitled to benefits under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, benefits under this Act to services for which the individual is not eligible under Medicare.

Authorizes grants to: (1) educational institutions regarding the training of personnel providing or administering benefits; and (2) individuals in courses regarding the provision or administration of benefits. Requires that funds be made available.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a tax on each taxable transaction (the sale of property, performance of services, and importing of property by a taxable person in a commercial-type transaction). Sets the tax rate at zero for specified transactions.

Establishes the National Health Care Trust Fund. Appropriates to the Fund amounts received from the value added tax. Allows the Fund to be used only to carry out the program under this Act.