H.R.6597 - EACH Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] (Introduced 11/16/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||11/16/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.|
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Summary: H.R.6597 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/16/2012)
Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to minimum essential health care coverage requirements added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to allow an additional religious exemption from such requirements for individuals whose sincerely held religious beliefs would cause them to object to medical health care provided under such coverage.
Defines "medical health care" to mean voluntary health treatment by or supervised by a medical doctor that would be covered under minimum essential coverage that: (1) includes voluntary acute care treatment at hospital emergency rooms, walk-in clinics, or similar facilities; and (2) excludes treatment not administered or supervised by a medical doctor, physical examinations or treatment required by law or third parties, and vaccinations.