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Short Titles - House of Representatives

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
01/06/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
01/14/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/06/2009Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2009Referred 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
01/06/2009Introduced 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 Commerce01/06/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/14/2009 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/06/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/06/2009)

National Health Insurance Act - Requires that medical services, hospital services, and other personal health services be made available to eligible individuals in all U.S. health-service areas as rapidly as possible. Sets forth minimum income requirements for eligibility.

Allows health care professionals and hospitals to enter into agreements to furnish services to eligible individuals.

Gives responsibility for administration of the benefits provided under this Act to local administrative committees or officers.

Allows a state to assume responsibility for administration of the personal health benefits provided under this Act.

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

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine the eligibility of any individual for benefits under this Act.

Limits benefits under this Act for an individual to only those services for which the individual is not eligible under Medicare.

Requires the Board to: (1) determine the sums to be made available for the provision of personal health-service benefits; and (2) allot amounts to each state based on population, available professional services and facilities, and the cost of compensation.

Allows the Board to make grants for the training of professionals providing benefits under this Act.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a value added tax of 5% on each sale of property, performance of services, and importation of property in the United States by a taxable person in a commercial-type transaction. Sets forth exceptions, including for food, housing, medical care, exports, interest, governmental entities, and certain tax-exempt organizations.

Establishes the National Health Care Trust Fund and appropriates to it amounts equal to the revenue received by the Treasury from such tax.

Requires the Secretary to study and report on the various methods to control the costs of providing personal health benefits under this Act.