H.R. 3200, the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009"

Bill Status: 
Passed by Full Committee
Last Action: 
Sep 23, 2009

On July 14, 2009, H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, was introduced in the House by Rep. Dingell of Michigan.

In the first session of the 111th Congress, the Subcommittee on Health held five days of oversight hearings focused on making health care work for American families. Hearings were held on March 10, 2009; March 17, 2009; March 24, 2009; March 31, 2009; and April 2, 2009.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Subcommittee on Health held three days of legislative hearings on comprehensive health reform legislation. The Subcommittee on Health held hearings on June 23, 24, and 25, 2009.  The full Committee held a hearing on June 24, 2009, to receive testimony from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Kathleen Sebelius.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup session over five days in July 2009.  Chairman Waxman offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 3200.  On July 31, 2009, the Committee ordered H.R. 3200 favorably reported to the House, amended, by a roll call vote of 31 - 28.  The Committee subsequently met in open markup session on September 23, 2009, to consider and adopt additional amendments under a motion to instruct the Chairman of the Committee to provide additional amendments for the consideration of the Committee on Rules.

No further action was taken on H.R. 3200 in the 111th Congress.  The bill was superseded first by H.R. 3962, and then later by H.R. 3590.  Certain provisions of H.R. 3200 were incorporated into H.R. 3590, which eventually was signed into law as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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