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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act
United States National Health Insurance Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/08/2005Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date All Actions
05/02/2006Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E685-686)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/04/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
02/25/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/17/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/08/2005Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/08/2005Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/08/2005Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/08/2005Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/08/2005Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
02/08/2005Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (78)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 02/08/2005
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 02/08/2005
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 02/08/2005
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 04/05/2005
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 04/05/2005
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 04/13/2005
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 05/05/2005
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 05/05/2005
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 05/05/2005
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 05/05/2005
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 05/05/2005
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 05/05/2005
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 05/05/2005
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 05/05/2005
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 05/10/2005
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 05/10/2005
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 05/10/2005
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 05/10/2005
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 05/10/2005
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 05/10/2005
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 05/10/2005
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 05/12/2005
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 05/17/2005
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 05/18/2005
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 05/18/2005
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 05/18/2005
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/19/2005
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 05/19/2005
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/19/2005
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 05/25/2005
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 05/25/2005
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 05/25/2005
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 05/25/2005
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 05/25/2005
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/25/2005
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 05/26/2005
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 05/26/2005
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 05/26/2005
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 05/26/2005
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 05/26/2005
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 06/07/2005
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 06/07/2005
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 06/07/2005
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 06/07/2005
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 06/07/2005
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 06/13/2005
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 06/15/2005
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 06/16/2005
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 06/22/2005
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 07/12/2005
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 11/14/2005
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 11/14/2005
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 11/15/2005
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 11/17/2005
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 11/17/2005
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 12/06/2005
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 12/13/2005
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 12/13/2005
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 12/15/2005
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 12/15/2005
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 12/15/2005
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 12/15/2005
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 02/01/2006
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 02/01/2006
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 02/08/2006
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 02/14/2006
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 02/14/2006
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 02/16/2006
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 05/22/2006
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 05/22/2006
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/14/2006
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 06/22/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/25/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 07/25/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/25/2006
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 09/12/2006
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 09/21/2006
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 12/05/2006

Committees (4)

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 Energy and Commerce02/08/2005 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/25/2005 Referred to
House Ways and Means02/08/2005 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health02/17/2005 Referred to
House Resources02/08/2005 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs02/08/2005 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health04/04/2005 Referred to

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Subjects (114)


Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2005)

United States National Health Insurance Act (or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act) - Establishes the United States National Health Insurance Program (the Program) to provide all individuals residing in the United States and in U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, prescription drugs, emergency care, and mental health services.

Prohibits an institution from participating in the Program unless it is a public or nonprofit institution. Allows nonprofit health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that actually deliver care in their own facilities to participate in the Program.

Gives patients the freedom to choose from participating physicians and institutions.

Prohibits a private health insurer from selling health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act. Allows such insurers to sell benefits that are not medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery benefits.

Sets forth methods to pay hospitals and health professionals for services. Prohibits financial incentives between HMOs and physicians based on utilization.

Authorizes appropriations and provides for appropriated sums to be paid for: (1) by vastly reducing paperwork; (2) by requiring a rational bulk procurement of medications; (3) from existing sources of Government revenues for health care; (4) by increasing personal income taxes on the top five percent income earners; (5) by instituting a modest payroll tax; and (6) by instituting a small tax on stock and bond transactions.

Requires the Program to give first priority in retraining and job placement to individuals whose jobs are eliminated due to reduced administration.

Establishes a National Board of Universal Quality and Access to advise the Secretary and the Director to ensure quality, access, and affordability.

Provides for the eventual integration of the health programs of the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Indian Health Service into the Program.