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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/24/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: House Natural Resources
02/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Ways and Means
01/24/2017 Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Natural Resources, 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
01/24/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (113)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/24/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/24/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/02/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/02/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 02/02/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/02/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 02/02/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 02/03/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 02/14/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 02/14/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/28/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 02/28/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 03/08/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 03/08/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 03/09/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 03/10/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 03/16/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 03/16/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/16/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 03/16/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 03/22/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 03/22/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 03/22/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 03/28/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 03/28/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 03/29/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 03/29/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 04/03/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/03/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 04/03/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 04/03/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 04/03/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/05/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 04/05/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 04/05/2017
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 04/05/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 04/05/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 04/05/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 04/06/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 04/06/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 04/06/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 04/17/2017
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 04/17/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 04/17/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 04/17/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 04/17/2017
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 04/20/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 04/25/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 04/25/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 04/25/2017
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/25/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 04/25/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 04/28/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 04/28/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 04/28/2017
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 04/28/2017
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 05/16/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 05/16/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 05/23/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 05/24/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 06/22/2017

Committees (3)

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 Commerce01/24/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/24/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health02/07/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources01/24/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs02/10/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

As of 06/28/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.

Subjects (29)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Appropriations
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Employment and training programs
  • Employment taxes
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • 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 rates
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Medical ethics
  • Medicare
  • Mental health
  • Minority health
  • Prescription drugs
  • Right of privacy
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Securities
  • Veterans' medical care

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/24/2017)

Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act

This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care and prevention, dietary and nutritional therapies, prescription drugs, emergency care, long-term care, mental health services, dental services, and vision care.

Only public or nonprofit institutions may participate. Nonprofit health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that deliver care in their own facilities may participate.

Patients may choose from participating physicians and institutions.

Health insurers may not sell health insurance that duplicates the benefits provided under this bill. Insurers may sell benefits that are not medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery benefits.

The bill sets forth methods to pay institutional providers and health professionals for services. Financial incentives between HMOs and physicians based on utilization are prohibited.

The program is funded: (1) from existing sources of government revenues for health care, (2) by increasing personal income taxes on the top 5% of income earners, (3) by instituting a progressive excise tax on payroll and self-employment income, (4) by instituting a tax on unearned income, and (5) by instituting a tax on stock and bond transactions. Amounts that would have been appropriated for federal public health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), are transferred and appropriated to carry out this bill.

The program must give employment transition benefits and first priority in retraining and job placement to individuals whose jobs are eliminated due to reduced clerical and administrative work under this bill.

The Department of Health and Human Services must create a confidential electronic patient record system.

The bill establishes a National Board of Universal Quality and Access to provide advice on quality, access, and affordability.

The Indian Health Service must be integrated into the program after five years. Congress must evaluate the continued independence of Department of Veterans Affairs health programs.