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HR 2723 - Patient Protection bill - Key Vote

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Mel Watt voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (275-151) - (Key vote)

Title: Patient Protection bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands healthcare services for patients enrolled in managed care plans.

Highlights:
  • Allows patients to sue health care insurers if denial of medical service impacts their health negatively.
  • Calls for claims to be reviewed by external review boards and independent medical specialists to determine whether an insurer should have paid for a particular service and what compensation they may owe to the patient.
  • Grants patients the right to seek care locally if services offered by their insurer are not located nearby.
  • Requires that medical specialists, including obstetricians, pediatricians and gynecologists be included in health care plans.
  • Bars insurers from offering incentives to doctors and hospitals to deny care.
  • Protects insurers from lawsuits if they approved a procedure that a patient requested which resulted in an injury to the patient.
  • Requires insurers to allow patients to go to the nearest emergency facility, in case of an emergency, regardless of their coverage plan.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Patient Protection bill

Sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. 'Tom' Allen (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian N. Baird (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. Baldacci (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tammy Baldwin (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Xavier Becerra (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth E. 'Ken' Bentsen Jr. (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Marion Berry (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leonard L. Boswell (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois Capps (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donna Marie Christensen (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eni FH Faleomavaega (AS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel 'Sam' Farr (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Forbes (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Greg' Ganske (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles A. 'Charlie' Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl F. Hilliard Sr. (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. Hoeffel (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rush D. Holt Jr. (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Jefferson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick Joseph Kennedy (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis J. Kucinich (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Nicholas V. 'Nick' Lampson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jim' Maloney (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Mascara (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen McCarthy (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Carolyn McCarthy (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' McDermott (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael R. 'Mike' McNulty (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis Moore (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward López 'Ed' Pastor (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Dwain Phelps (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Joe Rahall II (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles B. 'Charlie' Rangel (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Nancy Rivers (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ciro D. Rodriguez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven R. 'Steve' Rothman (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Max A. Sandlin Jr. (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor F. 'Vic' Snyder (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Ann Stabenow (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Thurman (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John F. Tierney (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Turner (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce Frank Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry A. Waxman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony David Weiner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wexler (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Weygand (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)

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