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H Amdt 776 - Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment - Key Vote

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Pete King voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

Read statements Pete King made in this general time period.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (212-217) - (Key vote)

Title: Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a substitute amendment to include provisions from the Patients' Bill of Rights Act 1998.

Highlights:
  • Covers clinical trials for people with serious or life threatening illness.
  • Gives doctors final determination as to whether a certain treatment is essential.
  • Guarantees continued care when employers or doctors leave a particular health plan.
  • Prevents HMOs from giving doctors incentives to deny care.
  • Provides for continued access to specialists for chronic conditions.
  • Allows patients to sue their HMO (under state law) for 'personal injury or wrongful death.'
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment

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