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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Short Titles as Reported to House

Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Title as Agreed to by House and Senate

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016.

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
02/02/2016 Failed of passage in House over veto: On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 241 - 186 (Roll no. 53).(consideration: CR H482)
01/08/2016 Vetoed by President.(text of veto message: CR H210-211)
01/07/2016 Presented to President.
01/06/2016 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 6).(text as House agreed to the Senate amendment: CR H52-54)
12/03/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 329.
10/23/2015 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 189 (Roll no. 568).(text: CR H7143-7144)
10/16/2015 The House Committee on the Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-293, by Mr. Price, Tom.
10/16/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (113)

Date Chamber
02/02/2016 House The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on the Budget. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action to the House.
02/02/2016 House On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 241 - 186 (Roll no. 53). (consideration: CR H482)
02/02/2016-5:53pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H482)
02/02/2016 The Chair announced the unfinished business to be the consideration of the veto.
02/02/2016-2:05pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to rule 8, clause 20, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 3762, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, until later in the legislative day.
02/02/2016-12:49pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the question of passage of H.R. 3762, the objections of the President to the contrary, notwithstanding.
02/02/2016 House Pursuant to the order of the House of January 25, 2016, the Chair announced that the unfinished business was the further consideration of the veto message of the President on H.R. 3762.
01/25/2016-2:03pm House Notwithstanding the order of the House on January 8, 2016, the Chair announced that further consideration of the veto message on H.R. 3762 shall be postponed until Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Agreed to without objection.
01/08/2016 House On motion to postpone consideration of the veto message until Jan. 26. Agreed to by voice vote.
01/08/2016-1:01pm House The previous question on the motion to postpone consideration of the veto message was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H211)
01/08/2016-1:00pm House Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Scalise motion to postpone consideration of the veto message.
01/08/2016 House Mr. Scalise moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until Jan. 26. (consideration: CR H211)
01/08/2016-12:59pm House The Chair announced that the objections of the President to H.R. 3762 would be spread at large upon the Journal and the veto message would be printed as a House document (114-91). (consideration: CR H211)
01/08/2016 House The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President. (consideration: CR H210-211)
01/08/2016 Vetoed by President. (text of veto message: CR H210-211)
01/07/2016 House Presented to President.
01/06/2016-5:54pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/06/2016-5:54pm House On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 6). (text as House agreed to the Senate amendment: CR H52-54)
01/06/2016-5:24pm House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H66)
01/06/2016-3:59pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 579, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion that the House agree to Senate amendment to H.R.3762.
01/06/2016-3:58pm House Mr. Price, Tom moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H52-67; text of the motion: CR H54)
01/06/2016-3:58pm House Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 579, Mr. Price, Tom was recognized for a motion. (consideration: CR H52)
12/04/2015 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/03/2015 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 329.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2874 Amendment SA 2874 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2916 Amendment SA 2916 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2918 Amendment SA 2918 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2918 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2918 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53. Record Vote Number: 328. (consideration: CR S8356)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2918 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2918.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2918 Amendment SA 2918 proposed by Senator Murphy to Amendment SA 2916. (consideration: CR S8355-8356)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2919 Amendment SA 2919 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2919 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2919 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54. Record Vote Number: 327. (consideration: CR S8355)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2919 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2919.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2919 Amendment SA 2919 proposed by Senator Baldwin to Amendment SA 2916. (consideration: CR S8354-8355)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2917 Amendment SA 2917 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2917 Amendment SA 2917 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2916. (consideration: CR S8354; text: CR S8354)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2916 Section 105(b) within the amendment was stricken.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2916 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2916 (section 105(b) within the amendment) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 326. (consideration: CR S8354)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2916 Point of order that section 105(b) of the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(d) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2916.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2916 Amendment SA 2916 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8353-8354, S8356)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2915 Amendment SA 2915, under the order of 12/3/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 45. Record Vote Number: 325.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2915 Amendment SA 2915 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8353)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2888 Amendment SA 2888 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 39. Record Vote Number: 324.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2888 Amendment SA 2888 proposed by Senator Coats to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8352-8353; text: CR S8352)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2913 Amendment SA 2913 not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2913 Amendment SA 2913 proposed by Senator Cardin to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8351-8352; text: CR S8351-8352)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2884 Proposed amendment SA 2884 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S8351)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2884 Amendment SA 2884 proposed by Senator McCain to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8350-8351; text: CR S8350-8351)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2899 Amendment SA 2899, under the order of 12/3/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 10 - 89. Record Vote Number: 323.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2899 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA withdrawn in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2899.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2899 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2899.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2899 Amendment SA 2899 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8350)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2907 Amendment SA 2907 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2907 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2907 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52. Record Vote Number: 322. (consideration: CR S8349-8350)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2907 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2907.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2907 Amendment SA 2907 proposed by Senator Bennet to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8348-8350; text: CR S8348-8349)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2908 Amendment SA 2908 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2908 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2908 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 50. Record Vote Number: 321. (consideration: CR S8348)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2908 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2908.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2908 Amendment SA 2908 proposed by Senator Manchin to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8348)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2914 Amendment SA 2914 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2914 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2914 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 46. Record Vote Number: 320. (consideration: CR S8347-8348)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2914 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2914.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2914 Amendment SA 2914 proposed by Senator Grassley to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8347-8348)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2910 Amendment SA 2910 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2910 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2910 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54. Record Vote Number: 319. (consideration: CR S8347)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2910 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2910.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2910 Amendment SA 2910 proposed by Senator Feinstein to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8346-8347)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2912 Amendment SA 2912 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2912 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2912 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 44. Record Vote Number: 318. (consideration: CR S8346)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2912 Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(c) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2912.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2912 Amendment SA 2912 proposed by Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8345-8346)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2892 Amendment SA 2892 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2892 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2892 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52. Record Vote Number: 317. (consideration: CR S8345)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2892 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2892.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2892 Amendment SA 2892 proposed by Senator Shaheen to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8345)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2882 Amendment SA 2882 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 10. Record Vote Number: 316.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2882 Amendment SA 2882 proposed by Senator Heller to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8344; text: CR S8344)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2893 Amendment SA 2893 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2893 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2893 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 315. (consideration: CR S8344)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2893 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2893.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2893 Amendment SA 2893 proposed by Senator Casey to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8343-8344)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2885 Amendment SA 2885 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 314.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2885 Amendment SA 2885 proposed by Senator Collins to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8343; text: CR S8343)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2883 Amendment SA 2883 ruled out of order by the chair.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2883 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 2883 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 55. Record Vote Number: 313. (consideration: CR S8343)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2883 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2883.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2883 Amendment SA 2883 proposed by Senator Brown to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8342-8343)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2875 Amendment SA 2875, under the order of 12/3/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number: 312.
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2876 Motion to table amendment SA 2876 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 46. Record Vote Number: 311. (consideration: CR S8341-8342)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2875 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8326, S8342)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2874 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8326, S8356-8357)
12/03/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2876 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8326, S8341-8342)
12/03/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8326-8357)
12/02/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2875 Amendment SA 2875 proposed by Senator Johnson to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8254-8255, S8264-8266, S8268-8283; text: CR S8254)
12/02/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2876 Amendment SA 2876 proposed by Senator Murray to Amendment SA 2874. (consideration: CR S8253-8254, S8255-8264)
12/02/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2874 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8250)
12/02/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8250-8266, S8268-8283)
12/01/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2874 Amendment SA 2874 proposed by Senator McConnell. (consideration: CR S8233-8234; text: CR S8233-8234)
12/01/2015 Senate Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S8233-8234)
12/01/2015 Senate Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S8233)
11/19/2015 Senate Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 299.
11/18/2015 Senate Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
10/23/2015-11:58am House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/23/2015-11:58am House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 189 (Roll no. 568). (text: CR H7143-7144)
10/23/2015-11:27am House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7163)
10/23/2015-9:15am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 483, the House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.R. 3762.
10/23/2015-9:15am House Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3762 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in the report shall be considered as adopted for H.R. 3762. The resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII and provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of Oct. 22, 2015 or Oct. 23, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
10/23/2015-9:14am House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 483. (consideration: CR H7143-7164)
10/22/2015-4:58pm House Rule H. Res. 483 passed House.
10/21/2015-7:36pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 483 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3762 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in the report shall be considered as adopted for H.R. 3762. The resolution waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII and provides that is shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of Oct. 22, 2015 or Oct. 23, 2015 for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules.
10/16/2015 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 222.
10/16/2015 House The House Committee on the Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-293, by Mr. Price, Tom.
Action By: House Budget

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Subjects (30)

  • Abortion
  • Appropriations
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Employment taxes
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Government trust funds
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Hospital care
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Medicaid
  • Medical education
  • Medicare
  • Mental health
  • Prescription drugs
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Self-employed
  • Sex and reproductive health
  • Small business
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Women's health

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Passed Senate amended (12/03/2015)

TITLE I--HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS

(Sec. 101) This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides for investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and restrain the rate of growth in health care costs. Unobligated funds are rescinded.

(Sec. 102) Funding for community health centers is increased.

(Sec. 103) Certain funding for U.S. territories that establish health insurance exchanges is no longer available after 2017.

(Sec. 104) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may not collect fees or make payments under the transitional reinsurance program.

(Sec. 105) This bill makes appropriations for FY2016 and FY2017 for HHS to award grants to states to address substance abuse or to respond to urgent mental health needs.

TITLE II--FINANCE

(Sec. 201) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require individuals to pay back the full amount of advance payments in excess of their premium assistance tax credit. (Currently, there is a limit on the amount of excess an individual must pay back.)

(Sec. 202) Provisions relating to the premium assistance tax credit, reduced cost-sharing, and eligibility determinations for these subsidies are repealed on December 31, 2017.

(Sec. 203) The small employer health insurance tax credit does not apply after 2017. (This credit is for certain employers who make contributions toward employee health coverage purchased through a health insurance exchange.)

(Sec. 204) The penalty for individuals who do not maintain minimum essential health care coverage is eliminated.

(Sec. 205) Large employers are no longer required to make shared responsibility payments.

(Sec. 206) For one year, this bill restricts the availability of federal funding to a state for payments to an entity (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America) that:

  • is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization;
  • is an essential community provider primarily engaged in family planning services and reproductive health;
  • provides for abortions other than abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed; and
  • received a total of more than $350 million under Medicaid in FY2014, including payments to affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics.

(Sec. 207) This bill amends part A (General Provisions) of title XI of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to require the additional payments to U.S. territories for Medicaid under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to be made by the end of FY2017 instead of the end of FY2019.

This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the SSAct to end the expansion of Medicaid under PPACA on December 31, 2017.

After 2017, hospitals may no longer elect to provide Medicaid services to individuals during a presumptive eligibility period.

States must maintain Medicaid eligibility standards for individuals under 19 years old through FY2017 instead of through FY2019.

The federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP, the federal matching rate for Medicaid expenditures) for U.S. territories is 50% after 2017 (currently, the FMAP is 55%).

The increased FMAP for childless adults and home and community-based attendant services under PPACA ends December 31, 2017.

After 2017, states may no longer elect to provide certain individuals with a presumptive eligibility period for Medicaid.

Medicaid benchmark plans are no longer required to provide minimum essential health benefits after 2017.

After 2017, states are no longer required to operate a website for Medicaid enrollment that is linked to the state's health benefit exchange and Children's Health Insurance program (CHIP).

(Sec. 208) Medicaid allotments for disproportionate share hospitals are increased.

(Sec. 209) The excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (popularly known as the "Cadillac tax") does not apply after 2017.

(Sec. 210) Health savings accounts (HSAs), Archer medical savings accounts (MSAs), health flexible spending arrangements (HFSAs), and health reimbursement arrangements may be used to pay for over-the-counter medications.

(Sec. 211) This bill lowers the tax on distributions from HSAs and Archer MSAs that are not used for medical expenses.

(Sec. 212) Salary reduction contributions to an HFSA under a cafeteria plan are no longer limited.

(Sec. 213) The annual fee on manufacturers and importers of brand name prescription drugs is eliminated.

(Sec. 214) The excise tax on medical devices is eliminated.

(Sec. 215) The annual fee on health insurers is eliminated.

(Sec. 216) Medical costs are allowed as a tax deduction regardless of whether the costs are taken into account when determining the amount of the subsidy for an employer-sponsored retiree prescription drug plan under Medicare part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program).

(Sec. 217) A tax deduction is allowed for medical expenses in excess of 7.5% (currently, 10%) of adjusted gross income.

(Sec. 218) The additional Medicare tax on income above a certain threshold is eliminated.

(Sec. 219) The indoor tanning services tax is eliminated.

(Sec. 220) The net investment income tax is eliminated.

(Sec. 221) A health insurer is allowed a tax deduction for the full amount of an employee's compensation. (Currently, there is a limit on the amount of an employee's compensation that a health insurer may deduct.)

(Sec. 222) Provisions relating to the economic substance doctrine are repealed. (The economic substance doctrine treats a transaction as having economic substance if it has a purpose other than reducing income taxes. Currently, there are penalties for claiming tax benefits for transactions without economic substance.)

(Sec. 223) Funds are transferred from the Department of the Treasury to the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.