US HB1384 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 118-1)
Status: Introduced on February 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-13 - Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2709-2711)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Medicare for All Act of 2019 This bill establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among other requirements, the program must (1) cover all U.S. residents; (2) provide for automatic enrollment of individuals upon birth or residency in the United States; and (3) cover items and services that are medically necessary or appropriate to maintain health or to diagnose, treat, or rehabilitate a health condition, including hospital services, prescription drugs, mental health and substance abuse treatment, dental and vision services, and long-term care. The bill prohibits cost-sharing (e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments) and other charges for covered services. Additionally, private health insurers and employers may only offer coverage that is supplemental to, and not duplicative of, benefits provided under the program. Health insurance exchanges and specified federal health programs terminate upon program implementation. However, the program does not affect coverage provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Indian Health Service. The bill also establishes a series of implementing provisions relating to (1) health care provider participation; (2) HHS administration; and (3) payments and costs, including the requirement that HHS negotiate prices for prescription drugs. Individuals who are age 18 or younger, age 55 or older, or already enrolled in Medicare may enroll in the program starting one year after enactment of this bill; other individuals may buy into the program at this time. The program must be fully implemented two years after enactment.

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Title

Medicare for All Act of 2019

Sponsors

Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]
Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]
Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-13HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2709-2711)
2019-02-28HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-02-28HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Rules, Oversight and Reform, and Armed Services, 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.
2019-02-27HouseIntroduced in House

Subjects

Accounting and auditing
Administrative remedies
Alternative treatments
Budget process
Child health
Competition and antitrust
Comprehensive health care
Congressional oversight
Dental care
Department of Health and Human Services
Disability and health-based discrimination
Disability and paralysis
Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employee benefits and pensions
Executive agency funding and structure
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government information and archives
Government studies and investigations
Government trust funds
Health
Health care costs and insurance
Health care coverage and access
Health facilities and institutions
Health information and medical records
Health personnel
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Health technology, devices, supplies
Hearing, speech, and vision care
Home and outpatient care
Hospital care
Income tax credits
Inflation and prices
Insurance industry and regulation
Licensing and registrations
Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
Medicaid
Medical education
Medical research
Medicare
Mental health
Nursing
Prescription drugs
Public contracts and procurement
Sex and reproductive health
State and local government operations
Wages and earnings
Women's health
Worker safety and health

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