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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3282

              To establish the Healthy America Commission.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 8, 2003

Mr. Radanovich introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
              To establish the Healthy America Commission.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy America Commission Act of 
2003''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT.

    There is established a commission to be known as the ``Healthy 
America Commission'' (in this Act referred to as the ``Commission'') .

SEC. 3. DUTIES OF COMMISSION.

    The Commission shall conduct a study and, under section 6(b), 
submit a report on the following:
            (1) The total predicted societal costs of preventable 
        diseases in the United States, disagreggated by the incidence 
        and societal costs of each such disease.
            (2) The Federal Government's share of paying for the total 
        predicted societal costs of preventable diseases in the United 
        States during, at a minimum, the next 20 years.
            (3) The impact of preventable disease on society relative 
        to the quality and affordability of health care.
            (4) The estimated costs and likely long-term savings 
        resulting from a long-term disease prevention program, taking 
        into consideration a series of scenarios regarding the 
        program's scope and effectiveness.
            (5) Economic and other incentives throughout society for 
        encouraging behavioral changes and personal responsibility.
            (6) Cost-benefit ratios for a broad series of disease 
        prevention initiatives, including how far-reaching each 
        initiative would be.
            (7) Target goals against which the Nation's progress under 
        a long-term disease prevention program may be measured based on 
        biannual achievement evaluations.
            (8) Procedures for monitoring the Nation's progress under a 
        long-term disease prevention program and changes that may need 
        to be made as the program proceeds.
            (9) Whether a series of pilot demonstration programs of 
        various intensities should be undertaken before initiating a 
        full-scale, comprehensive long-term disease prevention program 
        for the Nation.
            (10) The efficiency of existing disease prevention programs 
        and any corresponding need for expanded efforts.

SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP.

    (a) Number and Appointment.--The Commission shall be composed of 11 
members, appointed by the President in consultation with the Speaker 
and the minority leader of the House of Representatives and the 
majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate.
    (b) Terms.--Each member of the Commission shall serve for the life 
of the Commission.
    (c) Vacancies.--Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission 
shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was 
made.
    (d) Pay.--Each member of the Commission shall be paid at a rate 
equal to the daily equivalent of the minimum annual rate of basic pay 
payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of 
title 5, United States Code, for each day (including travel time) 
during which the member is engaged in the actual performance of duties 
vested in the Commission.
    (e) Travel Expenses.--Each member of the Commission shall receive 
travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in 
accordance with applicable provisions under subchapter I of chapter 57 
of title 5, United States Code.
    (f) Chairperson.--The President shall designate the Chairperson of 
the Commission from among the 11 members of the Commission.
    (g) Experts and Consultants.--The Commission may procure temporary 
and intermittent services, which may include the services of the Rand 
Corporation, under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code.
    (h) Meetings.--The Commission shall meet at the call of the 
Chairperson or a majority of its members.

SEC. 5. POWERS OF COMMISSION.

    (a) Hearings and Sessions.--The Commission may, for the purpose of 
carrying out this Act, hold hearings, sit and act at times and places, 
take testimony, and receive evidence as the Commission considers 
appropriate.
    (b) Powers of Members and Agents.--Any member or agent of the 
Commission may, if authorized by the Commission, take any action which 
the Commission is authorized to take by this section.
    (c) Mails.--The Commission may use the United States mails in the 
same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and 
agencies of the United States.
    (d) Staff of Federal Agencies.--Upon the request of the Commission, 
the head of any Federal department or agency may detail, on a 
reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of that department or agency 
to the Commission to assist it in carrying out its duties under this 
Act.
    (e) Administrative Support Services.--Upon the request of the 
Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall provide to the 
Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support 
services necessary for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities 
under this Act.
    (f) Gifts, Bequests, and Devises.--To the extent or in the amounts 
provided in advance in appropriations Acts, the Commission may accept, 
use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, and devises of services or 
property, both real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or 
facilitating the work of the Commission. Gifts, bequests, or devises of 
money and proceeds from sales of other property received as gifts, 
bequests, or devises shall be deposited in the Treasury and shall be 
available for disbursement upon order of the Commission.

SEC. 6. REPORTS.

    (a) Interim Report.--Not later than 12 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit to the Congress, the 
President, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services an interim 
report that contains such information as the Commission considers 
appropriate.
    (b) Final Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit a final report to 
the Congress, the President, and the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services that contains a detailed statement of the findings and 
conclusions of the Commission, together with its recommendations for 
such legislation and administrative action as the Commission considers 
appropriate.

SEC. 7. TERMINATION.

    The Commission shall terminate 90 days after submitting its final 
report under section 6(b).

SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act 
$7,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2005 through 2007.
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