Text: H.R.5664 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5664

To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit certain individuals losing their COBRA continuation coverage to have access to the high-risk health insurance pool program established under such title.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 1, 2010

Mr. Ellsworth (for himself and Mr. Doyle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit certain individuals losing their COBRA continuation coverage to have access to the high-risk health insurance pool program established under such title.

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 “High-Risk Pool Fairness Act”.

SEC. 2. Expanding access to high-risk health insurance pool program to certain individuals losing their COBRA continuation coverage.

Section 1101(d)(2) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is amended—

(1) by striking “(2) has” and inserting “(2)(A) has”;

(2) by striking at the end of subparagraph (A), as designated by paragraph (1) of this section, “and” and inserting “or”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:

“(B) is a qualified beneficiary for purposes of COBRA continuation coverage (as defined in subparagraph (B) of section 3001(a)(10)(B) of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–5)) who has elected such coverage and with respect to whom the date of the expiration of the maximum period of such coverage required under the applicable COBRA continuation coverage provision (as defined in subparagraph (C) of such section)—

“(i) occurred during the 6-month period prior to the date on which such individual is applying for coverage through the high risk pool; or

“(ii) will occur during the 30-day period following the date described in clause (i); and”.