H.R.2001 - Small Business Health Insurance Expansion Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] (Introduced 04/28/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Small Business; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||05/13/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.|
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Summary: H.R.2001 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/28/2005)
Small Business Health Insurance Expansion Act of 2005 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow certain small employers (employers with between two and 50 employees) a business tax credit for payment of employee health insurance costs under a new health plan for such employees; (2) allow private foundations to make grants to a qualified health benefit purchasing coalition. Defines "qualified health benefit purchasing coalition" as a private non-profit corporation which sells health insurance to employers through State licensed health insurance issuers.
Directs: (1) the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award demonstration grants to States to develop innovative ways to increase access to health insurance through market reforms and other means; and (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) to award grants to States, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to provide information to small employers about the benefits of health insurance.