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According to the live feed from Thomas.gov, at 6:40:12 P.M. the House passed H.R. 6684     (On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 644)). The roll call is not available yet.

This is part of the two-part strategy for tonight's Plan B: one bill is spending cuts and one bill is tax related. The "spending cut" bill is H.R. 6684 and, from a quick analysis, it is very short on actual spending cuts and long on things like tort reform for health insurance claims. In fact, the bill seems to increase spending as it removes the impending defense department "sequester".

The summary of the bill is as follows:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

TITLE I--AGRICULTURE
SEC. 101. ARRA SUNSET AT MARCH 1, 2013.
SEC. 102. CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY LIMITED TO CASH ASSISTANCE.
SEC. 103. STANDARD UTILITY ALLOWANCES BASED ON THE RECEIPT OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.
SEC. 104. EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING; WORKFARE.
SEC. 105. END STATE BONUS PROGRAM FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
SEC. 106. FUNDING OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.
SEC. 107. TURN OFF INDEXING FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION AND OBESITY PREVENTION.
SEC. 108. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION OF FOOD AND NUTRITION ACT OF 2008.
SEC. 109. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS.

TITLE II--COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
Subtitle A--Repeal of Certain ACA Funding Provisions
SEC. 201. REPEALING MANDATORY FUNDING TO STATES TO ESTABLISH AMERICAN HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGES.
SEC. 202. REPEALING PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.
SEC. 203. RESCINDING UNOBLIGATED BALANCES FOR CO-OP PROGRAM.
Subtitle B--Medicaid
SEC. 211. REVISION OF PROVIDER TAX INDIRECT GUARANTEE THRESHOLD.
SEC. 212. REBASING OF STATE DSH ALLOTMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.
SEC. 213. REPEAL OF MEDICAID AND CHIP MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENTS UNDER PPACA.
SEC. 214. MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO TERRITORIES.
SEC. 215. REPEALING BONUS PAYMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT UNDER MEDICAID AND CHIP.

TITLE III--FINANCIAL SERVICES
Sec. 301. Table of contents.
Subtitle A--Orderly Liquidation Fund
SEC. 311. REPEAL OF LIQUIDATION AUTHORITY.
Subtitle B--Home Affordable Modification Program
SEC. 321. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 322. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.
SEC. 323. TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.
SEC. 324. SENSE OF CONGRESS.
Subtitle C--Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
SEC. 331. BRINGING THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION INTO THE REGULAR APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS.
Subtitle D--Repeal of the Office of Financial Research
SEC. 341. REPEAL OF THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH.

TITLE IV--COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 402. ENCOURAGING SPEEDY RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS.
SEC. 403. COMPENSATING PATIENT INJURY.
SEC. 404. MAXIMIZING PATIENT RECOVERY.
SEC. 405. PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
SEC. 406. AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENT OF FUTURE DAMAGES TO CLAIMANTS IN HEALTH CARE LAWSUITS.
SEC. 407. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 408. EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.
SEC. 409. STATE FLEXIBILITY AND PROTECTION OF STATES' RIGHTS.
SEC. 410. APPLICABILITY; EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE V--COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
SEC. 501. RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS.
SEC. 502. ANNUITY SUPPLEMENT.
SEC. 503. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THRIFT SAVINGS FUND OF PAYMENTS FOR ACCRUED OR ACCUMULATED LEAVE.

TITLE VI--COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
Subtitle A--Recapture of Overpayments Resulting From Certain Federally-subsidized Health Insurance
SEC. 601. RECAPTURE OF OVERPAYMENTS RESULTING FROM CERTAIN FEDERALLY-SUBSIDIZED HEALTH INSURANCE.
Subtitle B--Social Security Number Required to Claim the Refundable Portion of the Child Tax Credit
SEC. 611. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER REQUIRED TO CLAIM THE REFUNDABLE PORTION OF THE CHILD TAX CREDIT.
Subtitle C--Human Resources Provisions
SEC. 621. REPEAL OF THE PROGRAM OF BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES FOR SOCIAL SERVICES.

TITLE VII--SEQUESTER REPLACEMENT
SEC. 701. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 702. PROTECTING VETERANS PROGRAMS FROM SEQUESTER.
SEC. 703. ACHIEVING $19 BILLION IN DISCRETIONARY SAVINGS.
SEC. 704. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 314 OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET AND IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL ACT OF 1974.
SEC. 705. TREATMENT FOR PAYGO PURPOSES.
SEC. 706. ELIMINATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2013 SEQUESTRATION FOR DEFENSE DIRECT SPENDING.

I have not reviewed this in detail but to me the shocking part is Title IV which limits noneconomic damages to $250,000 and makes it very hard to win punitive damages in lawsuits over healthcare. How does this relate to saving the government money?

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