Summary

                            To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions, to promote patient-centered health care, to provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
American Health Care Reform Act of 2017

This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health
care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010,
effective January 1, 2018. The bill restores provisions amended by the repealed
provisions.

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow an income tax standard
deduction for health insurance.

Provisions regarding health savings accounts (HSAs) are revised, including to
raise contribution limits and to expand the products and services that may be
paid for using an HSA.

Group health plans may vary premiums and cost-sharing based on participation in
a wellness program.

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide grants to states for high risk health
insurance pools.

Individual health insurance coverage is governed by the laws of a state
designated by the health insurance issuer.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services must publish Medicare claims and
payment data.

This bill amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to
provide for association health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by
certain business associations.

Veterans with certain service-related disabilities or who have been awarded a
medal of honor must be provided access to medical services though specified
entities other than the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Independent medical review panels must review health care lawsuits in which the
defendant alleges adherence to clinical practice guidelines.

Federal courts have jurisdiction over health care lawsuits.

This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985
to revise non-security discretionary spending limits.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

    Feb 10th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Jan 25th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Jan 19th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Jan 18th, 2017
  • Referred to House Veterans' Affairs

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Appropriations

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Rules

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Administration

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Judiciary

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Education and the Workforce

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Ways and Means

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Budget

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Energy and Commerce

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, and Veterans' Affairs, 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.

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 4th, 2017
  • Referred to House Natural Resources

    Jan 4th, 2017