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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Equitable Access to Care and Health Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Equitable Access to Care and Health Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (3)

09/28/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6275)
09/28/2015Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-268.
04/28/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
09/29/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
09/28/2015-4:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/28/2015-4:15pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6275)
09/28/2015-4:09pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2061.
09/28/2015-4:09pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6275-6276)
09/28/2015-4:09pmHouseMr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/28/2015HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 204.
09/28/2015HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-268.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/17/2015HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/17/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/28/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
04/28/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (176)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 04/28/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 04/28/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9]* 04/28/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 05/05/2015
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 05/05/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 05/05/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 05/05/2015
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 05/05/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 05/12/2015
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/12/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/12/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/12/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 05/13/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 05/13/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 05/13/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 05/13/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 05/13/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 05/13/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 05/13/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 05/13/2015
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 05/13/2015
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 05/14/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 05/14/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 05/14/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 05/14/2015
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 05/14/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 05/14/2015
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 05/15/2015
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 05/15/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 05/19/2015
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large] 05/19/2015
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 05/19/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 05/19/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 05/20/2015
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 05/20/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 05/20/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 05/20/2015
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 05/20/2015
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 05/20/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 05/21/2015
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 05/21/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 05/21/2015
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 05/21/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 05/22/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 05/22/2015
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 05/29/2015
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 05/29/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 05/29/2015
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 05/29/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 05/29/2015
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 06/03/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 06/03/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 06/03/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 06/03/2015
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/03/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 06/04/2015
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 06/04/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 06/04/2015
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 06/09/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 06/09/2015
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 06/09/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 06/09/2015
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 06/09/2015
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 06/10/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 06/12/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 06/16/2015
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 06/23/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 06/23/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 06/24/2015
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 06/25/2015
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/25/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/25/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/25/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 07/07/2015
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 07/07/2015
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 07/07/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 07/07/2015
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/07/2015
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 07/09/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 07/09/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 07/10/2015
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 07/14/2015
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 07/14/2015
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 07/16/2015
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 07/21/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 07/21/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 07/23/2015
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 07/28/2015
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/28/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 07/28/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 07/29/2015
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 07/29/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 07/31/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 07/31/2015
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 08/04/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 09/15/2015
Rep. Takai, Mark [D-HI-1] 09/15/2015
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 09/15/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 09/18/2015
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 09/18/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 09/25/2015
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 09/25/2015
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 09/28/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 09/28/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 09/28/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 09/28/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means04/28/2015 Referred to
09/17/2015 Markup by
09/28/2015 Reported by H. Rept. 114-268
Senate Finance09/29/2015 Referred to

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Subjects (6)

Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (09/28/2015)

Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the religious conscience exemption under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exempt individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing and for whom the acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religious beliefs from the requirement to purchase and maintain minimum essential health care coverage. The individual claiming such exemption must provide an attestation that he or she has not received medical health services during the preceding taxable year.

The bill defines "medical health services" to exclude routine dental, vision and hearing services, midwifery services, vaccinations, necessary medical services for children, services required by law or by a third party, and other services provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The exemption allowed by this Act does not preempt any state law requiring the provision of medical treatment for children, especially those who are seriously ill.