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Calendar No. 152

111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1572


To provide for a point of order against any legislation that eliminates or reduces the ability of Americans to keep their health plan or their choice of doctor or that decreases the number of Americans enrolled in private health insurance, while increasing the number of Americans enrolled in government-managed health care.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 4, 2009

Mr. DeMint introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

August 5, 2009

Read the second time and placed on the calendar


A BILL

To provide for a point of order against any legislation that eliminates or reduces the ability of Americans to keep their health plan or their choice of doctor or that decreases the number of Americans enrolled in private health insurance, while increasing the number of Americans enrolled in government-managed health care.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Point of order on legislation that eliminates or reduces the ability of americans to keep their health plan or their choice of doctor.

(a) In general.—In the Senate, it shall not be in order, to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that—

(1) eliminates or reduces the ability of Americans to keep their health plan;

(2) eliminates or reduces the ability of Americans to keep their choice of doctor; or

(3) decreases the number of Americans enrolled in private health insurance, while increasing the number of Americans enrolled in government-managed health care.

(b) Suspension of point of order.—A point of order raised under subsection (a) shall be suspended in the Senate upon certification by the Congressional Budget Office that such bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion or conference report does not—

(1) eliminate or reduce the ability of Americans to keep their health plan;

(2) eliminate or reduce the ability of Americans to keep their choice of doctor; or

(3) decrease the number of Americans enrolled in private health insurance, while increasing the number of Americans enrolled in government-managed health care.

(c) Waiver.—This section may be waived or suspended only by an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn.

(d) Appeals.—An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this section.


Calendar No. 152

111th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 1572

A BILL
To provide for a point of order against any legislation that eliminates or reduces the ability of Americans to keep their health plan or their choice of doctor or that decreases the number of Americans enrolled in private health insurance, while increasing the number of Americans enrolled in government-managed health care.

August 5, 2009
Read the second time and placed on the calendar