H.R.1578 - To amend section 1101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide additional funds to permit additional individuals to enroll under the preexisting condition insurance program and expand eligibility, to be funded through a temporary increase in the cigarette tax, and for other purposes.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 04/16/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1578 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/16/2013)
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to: (1) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to resume taking applications for participation in the temporary high-risk insurance program under such Act and to provide additional funding for such purpose, and (2) eliminate the six-month waiting period for program applicants previously covered under creditable health care coverage.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the rate of the excise tax on small cigarettes to $52.33 per thousand for the period between 2014 and 2024.