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H.R. 6496 - Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-24
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6496


    To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2018

    Mr. Joyce of Ohio (for himself and Mr. Turner) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.

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 “Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Ensuring the prohibition of preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans.

Part I of subtitle F of title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is amended by adding at the end the following section:

“SEC. 1503. Severability.

“If subsection (a) of section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1501(b), is to any extent illegal, unconstitutional, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, the validity and enforceability of sections 2701 through 2705 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg through 300gg–4), as added by section 1201, shall not be affected.”.


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