US HB5199 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-5)
Status: Introduced on November 20 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-11-21 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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.

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



2019-11-21HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-11-20HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2019-11-20HouseIntroduced in House

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