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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

ECHO Act of 2019
Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity to improve health outcomes and increase access to specialized care.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/20/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
11/21/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/20/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/20/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (12)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce11/20/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health11/21/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/20/2019)

Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019 or the ECHO 2019 Act

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a grant program that supports specified health care services in rural or medically underserved areas. Specifically, HHS must award grants to health care entities serving rural areas, health-professional shortage areas, medically underserved populations, or Native Americans for (1) specified videoconferencing technology that connects health professionals with specialists (e.g., chronic-disease, mental-health, and substance-use disorder specialists), (2) retaining health care providers, and (3) increasing access to health care services.