S.1521 - Charity Care Expansion Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 06/04/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1521 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/04/2015)
Charity Care Expansion Act of 2015
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a physician a tax deduction equal to the amount such physician would have otherwise charged for charity medical care provided on a volunteer or pro bono basis through a pre-existing agreement between the physician and a health care clinic or other organization providing health care to underserved or low-income individuals. Imposes an overal limitation on such deduction equal to 10% of the physician's gross income derived from physicians' services (as defined by the Social Security Act) or $10,000 for physicians who do not have income derived from physicians' services.
Repeals the block grant program for preventive health and health services under the Public Health Service Act.