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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Private Option Health Care Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to replace it with provisions reforming the health care system by putting patients back in charge of health care.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/27/2010Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date All Actions
06/29/2010Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/28/2010Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E985)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Rules
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Education and Labor
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Administration
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Appropriations
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2010Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Appropriations, House Administration, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, and Rules, 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
05/27/2010Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (8)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Committee on House Administration05/27/2010 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce05/27/2010 Referred to
House Appropriations05/27/2010 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/27/2010 Referred to
House Education and Labor05/27/2010 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions06/29/2010 Referred to
House Natural Resources05/27/2010 Referred to
House Judiciary05/27/2010 Referred to
House Rules05/27/2010 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/27/2010)

Private Option Health Care Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and restores the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Acts as if such Acts had not been enacted.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise the refundable tax credit for the health insurance costs of individual taxpayers to allow a full credit for health insurance plus the amount contributed to a health savings account; (2) permit up to $500 of unused health benefits under a health flexible spending arrangement to be carried over to a succeeding plan year or paid directly to an employee as compensation; (3) revise the tax deduction for contributions to a health savings account (HSA) to increase the allowable amount of such deduction and repeal the requirement for coverage under a high deductible health plan; (4) repeal the 7.5% adjusted gross income threshold for the tax deduction for medical expenses; (5) allow a tax credit for the purchase of insurance against negative outcomes from surgery, including those caused by physician malpractice; and (6) allow an exclusion from gross income for damages awarded for medical malpractice in binding arbitration.

Permits interstate purchase of health insurance.

Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to repeal provisions restricting the importation of prescription drugs.