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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Empowering Patients First Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/13/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date
11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
06/04/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/01/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/01/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/15/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/13/2015 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Appropriations
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Rules
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Administration
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/13/2015 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
05/13/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (84)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Heck, Joseph J. [R-NV-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 05/13/2015
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 05/13/2015
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 05/14/2015
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/14/2015
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 05/14/2015
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 05/14/2015
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 05/15/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 05/15/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 05/15/2015
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 05/18/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 05/19/2015
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 05/19/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 05/19/2015
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 05/21/2015
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 05/21/2015
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 05/21/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 05/21/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/21/2015
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 05/21/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 05/22/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 05/22/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 05/26/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 05/26/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 06/01/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 06/02/2015
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 06/03/2015
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 06/04/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 06/04/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 06/04/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 06/09/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 06/11/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 06/11/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 06/16/2015
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 07/20/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 07/29/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 01/07/2016
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 01/08/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 01/13/2016
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 02/01/2016
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 02/10/2016

Committees (9)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/13/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health05/15/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/13/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health06/01/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce05/13/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions11/16/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary05/13/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice06/01/2015 Referred to
House Natural Resources05/13/2015 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs06/04/2015 Referred to
House Administration05/13/2015 Referred to
House Rules05/13/2015 Referred to
House Appropriations05/13/2015 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform05/13/2015 Referred to

Related Bills (10)

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.

Subjects (36)

  • Abortion
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Congressional oversight
  • Disability and health-based discrimination
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Federal preemption
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Insurance industry and regulation
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Medicaid
  • Medical research
  • Medicare
  • Military medicine
  • Prescription drugs
  • Religion
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Veterans' medical care

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (05/13/2015)

Empowering Patients First Act of 2015

This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. This bill replaces those provisions with amendments to the Internal Revenue Code, the Public Health Service Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to address health care coverage.

The bill provides for refundable tax credits for health insurance coverage and health savings account (HSA) contributions.

The bill raises the annual HSA contribution limit, expands eligibility for tax-deductible HSA contributions, and allows HSAs to be used to pay periodic or capitated primary care fees.

A limit is placed on the amount of an employer's contribution to health coverage that can be excluded from the employee's taxable income.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must provide a grant to each state for high-risk pools or reinsurance pools to subsidize health insurance for high-risk populations and individuals.

Funds authorized, tax credits, and tax deductions under this Act may not be used to pay for an abortion or health coverage that includes abortion, with exceptions.

This bill provides for the establishment and governance of independent health pools, entities that form risk pools to offer health insurance coverage to their members.

Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2015

This bill provides for the establishment and governance of association health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by business associations that meet certain ERISA certification requirements.

Health insurers offering individual coverage may deny coverage to an individual, outside of open enrollment periods. Preexisting conditions may be excluded from coverage under certain conditions.

Individual health insurance coverage is governed by the laws of a state designated by the health insurance issuer.

HHS must issue clinical practice guidelines. The bill specifies how these guidelines may be used in a health care lawsuit.

HHS may not use comparative effectiveness research or patient-centered outcomes research to deny coverage of an item or service under a federal health care program.

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit Medicare beneficiaries to contract with a physician or practitioner for covered health care and submit a claim for payment under Medicare.

Health care professionals are exempted from federal and state antitrust laws in connection with negotiations with a health plan to provide health care items or services.