H.R.583 - Fair Care for the Uninsured Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-6] (Introduced 02/05/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/14/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
Subject — Policy Area:
- View subjects
Summary: H.R.583 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Fair Care for the Uninsured Act of 2003 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an individual a tax credit in an amount equal to the amount paid for qualified health insurance, subject to stated limitations. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to make payments to the provider of an individual's qualified health insurance equal to such individual's qualified health insurance credit advance amount (the Secretary's estimate of the amount of credit allowable) with respect to such provider.
Introduced in House (02/05/2003)
Requires each health insurer, health maintenance organization, and health service organization to participate in a health insurance safety net which shall assure the availability of health insurance to uninsurable individuals. Funds such safety nets through assessments against such insurers and organizations. Permits such insurers and organizations to add the costs of such assessments to the costs of its insurance or coverage.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow health benefits coverage through individual membership associations (IMAs). Sets forth IMA requirements, including that the IMA be an organization operated under the direction of an association and that IMA health benefits coverage only be provided through contracts with health insurance issuers. Requires IMAs to include a minimum of two health insurance coverage options.