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H.R. 6050 - Increasing Access to Care Act

Introduced: 2018-06-08
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6050


    To allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2018

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


A BILL

    To allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan.

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 “Increasing Access to Care Act”.

SEC. 2. Allowing all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan.

(a) In general.—Section 1302(e) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18022(e)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (B) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and adjusting the margins accordingly;

(B) by striking “plan year if—” and all that follows through “the plan provides—” and inserting “plan year if the plan provides—”; and

(C) in subparagraph (A), as so redesignated, by striking “clause (ii)” and inserting “subparagraph (B)”;

(2) by striking paragraph (2); and

(3) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).

(b) Risk pools.—Section 1312(c)(1) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(c)(1)) is amended by inserting “and including enrollees in catastrophic plans described in section 1302(e)” after “Exchange”.

(c) Conforming amendment.—Section 1312(d)(3)(C) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(C)) is amended by striking “, except that in the case of a catastrophic plan described in section 1302(e), a qualified individual may enroll in the plan only if the individual is eligible to enroll in the plan under section 1302(e)(2)”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.


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