H.R.416 - Health Insurance Rate Review Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 01/25/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/09/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.416 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/25/2011)
Health Insurance Rate Review Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to declare that federal provisions requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review unreasonable premium increases in health care coverage shall not be construed to prohibit a state from imposing additional rate requirements on health insurance issuers that are more protective of consumers. Expands such review to include all rate increases, not only premium increases.
Directs the Secretary or the relevant state insurance commissioner (or state regulator) to take corrective actions to ensure that any excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory rates are corrected prior to, or as soon as possible after, implementation, including through mechanisms such as denying rates, modifying rates, or requiring rebates to consumers.
Requires the Secretary to determine whether the state insurance commissioner or regulator or the Secretary will undertake such corrective actions based on whether the state can adequately undertake such actions.
Applies these provisions to grandfathered health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.