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H.R.1814: EACH Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Aaron Schock, R-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 225 (81 Democrats, 144 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Equitable Access to Care and Health Act or the EACH Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to minimum essential health care coverage requirements added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to allow an additional religious exemption from such requirements for individuals whose sincerely held religious beliefs would cause them to object to medical health care provided under such coverage.

Defines "medical health care" to mean voluntary health treatment by or supervised by a medical doctor that would be covered under minimum essential coverage that: (1) includes voluntary acute care treatment at hospital emergency rooms, walk-in clinics, or similar facilities; and (2) excludes treatment not administered or supervised by a medical doctor, physical examinations or treatment required by law or third parties, and vaccinations.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 11, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H2273)
March 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1814.
March 11, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2273-2276)
March 11, 2014 Mr. Schock moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. (consideration: CR H2273)
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.