Text: H.R.1156 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/16/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1156


To repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas (for himself, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Womack, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Flores, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Babin, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Cole, Mr. Russell, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Olson, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Barton, Mr. Banks of Indiana, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Hill, Mr. Harris, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, and Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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


A BILL

To repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of health care reform provisions limiting Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals.

Sections 6001 and 10601 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148; 124 Stat. 684, 1005) and section 1106 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152; 124 Stat. 1049) are repealed and the provisions of law amended by such sections are restored as if such sections had never been enacted.