S.1895: Lower Health Care Costs Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced June 19, 2019
  • Latest Major Action July 8, 2019

Bill Cosponsors

2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)

Bill Versions

When this bill was on the Most Viewed List on Congress.gov

Week Ending Rank
Dec. 15, 2019 10th

Bill Summary

Lower Health Care Costs Act This bill makes a series of changes relating to health care coverage, costs, and services. Among other things, the bill applies in-network cost-sharing requirements to certain emergency and related nonemergency services that are provided out-of-network, and prohibits health care facilities and practitioners from billing above the applicable in-network cost-sharing rate for such services; revises certain...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 7 statements associated with S.1895.

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for S.1895.

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 133.
July 8, 2019
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
June 26, 2019
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 19, 2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
June 19, 2019

Introduced in the Senate by Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

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