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Key Votes

HR 2563 - Bipartisan Patient Protection Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Elton Gallegly voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (226-203) - (Key vote)

Title: Bipartisan Patient Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits insurance companies from limiting either procedures doctors can perform or medicines they can prescribe when treating patients.
  • Provides a 100 percent deduction of insurance for the self-employed.
  • Gives patient right to sue insurance companies in state court over medical decisions, with a $5 million dollar cap placed on non-economic damages.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bipartisan Patient Protection Act

Sponsors

  • John 'Greg' Ganske (IA - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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