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Capitol Health Call
December 13, 2016

If at First You Don’t Succeed

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Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2016;316(22):2348. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18029

No one would accuse Capitol Hill of functioning like a Swiss watch. But with clocklike regularity, the African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American lawmakers of the Congressional Tri-Caucus have introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) to every new Congress since 2007.

And then, just as dependably, the bill dies in committee.