All Information (Except Text) for S.703 - American Health Security Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 03/25/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/25/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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|03/25/2009||Introduced in Senate|
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|03/25/2009||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
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|Senate Finance||03/25/2009||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Advisory bodies
- Child health
- Comprehensive health care
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Education programs funding
- Employee benefits and pensions
- Employment taxes
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Fraud offenses and financial crimes
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Government information and archives
- Government trust funds
- Health care costs and insurance
- Health care coverage and access
- Health care quality
- Health facilities and institutions
- Health information and medical records
- Health programs administration and funding
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Intergovernmental relations
- Medical education
- Medical research
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Performance measurement
- Research administration and funding
- State and local finance
- State and local government operations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/25/2009)
American Health Security Act of 2009 - Establishes the State-Based American Health Security Program to provide every U.S. resident who is a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful resident alien with health care services. Requires each participating state to establish a state health security program.
Eliminates benefits under: (1) titles XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), and XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) of the Social Security Act; (2) the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; and (3) the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS).
Requires each state health security program to prohibit the sale of health insurance in that state that duplicates benefits provided under the program.
Establishes the American Health Security Standards Board to: (1) develop policies, procedures, guidelines and requirements to carry out this Act; (2) establish uniform reporting requirements; (3) provide for an American Health Security Advisory Council and an Advisory Committee on Health Professional Education; and (4) establish a national health security budget specifying the total federal and state expenditures to be made for covered health care services.
Establishes the American Health Security Quality Council to: (1) review and evaluate practice guidelines, standards of quality, performance measures, and medical review criteria; and (2) develop minimum competence criteria.
Establishes the Office of Primary Care and Prevention Research within the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to create the American Health Security Trust Fund and appropriates to the Fund specified tax liabilities and current health program receipts.