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S.862: EACH Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 32 (15 Democrats, 1 Independent, 16 Republicans)
Introduced May 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

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
May 6, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.