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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Health Care Choice Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/14/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
07/15/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/15/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/14/2009Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/14/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce07/14/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health07/15/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection07/15/2009 Referred to

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Subjects (7)

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Government information and archives
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Insurance industry and regulation
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • State and local government operations

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Introduced in House (07/14/2009)

Health Care Choice Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that the laws of the state designated by a health insurance issuer (primary state) shall apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that issuer in the primary state and in any other state (secondary state), but only if the coverage and issuer comply with the conditions of this Act.

Exempts issuers from any secondary state's laws that would prohibit or regulate the operation of the issuer in such state, subject to certain restrictions imposed by such state.

Specifies the notice that an issuer must provide in any insurance coverage offered in a secondary state and at renewal of the policy.

Requires each issuer issuing individual health insurance coverage in both primary and secondary states to submit to the insurance commissioners of such states: (1) a copy of the plan of operation or feasibility study; (2) written notice of any change in its designation of its primary state and of its compliance with all the laws of the primary state; and (3) a quarterly financial statement.

Prohibits an issuer from offering, selling, or issuing individual health insurance coverage in a secondary state if the state insurance commissioner does not use a risk-based capital formula for the determination of capital and surplus requirements for all issuers.

Gives sole jurisdiction to the primary state to enforce the primary state's covered laws in the primary state and any secondary state.

Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the effect of this Act on specified health insurance issues.