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Short Titles as Introduced

American Health Security Act of 2013

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
12/09/2013 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
12/09/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Senate Finance12/09/2013 Referred to

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Subjects (40)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Child health
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Dental care
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Education programs funding
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employment taxes
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Financial services and investments
  • 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 personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax rates
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Medicaid
  • Medical education
  • Medical research
  • Medicare
  • Military medicine
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Nursing
  • Performance measurement
  • Research administration and funding
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Securities
  • State and local finance
  • State and local government operations

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in Senate (12/09/2013)

American Health Security Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of the Senate concerning: (1) enactment of a Medicare-for-All Single Payer Health Care System; (2) recognition of health care as a human right; (3) state flexibility in designing health care programs; and (4) the goals of a new single-payer health care system, efficiencies through integrated care, and implementation of policies to ensure higher quality, better prevention, and lower per capita costs.

Establishes the State-Based American Health Security Program to provide every U.S. resident 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 (Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act; (2) the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; and (3) TRICARE.

Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) related to health insurance coverage, including provisions concerning state health insurance exchanges.

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 and quality performance standards; (3) provide for an American Health Security Advisory Council; 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. Creates the Center for American Health Security Innovation to accelerate the implementation of new models of care that would improve patient care, improve population health, and lower costs.

Establishes the Office of Primary Care and Prevention Research within the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Creates the American Health Security Trust Fund and appropriates to it specified tax liabilities and current health program receipts, including premium assistance credit amounts under PPACA.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose on individuals: (1) a health care income tax, and (2) an income tax surcharge on amounts of modified adjusted gross income exceeding $1 million. Imposes an excise tax on securities transactions and allows an income tax credit for such taxes.