Text: H.R.2980 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/02/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2980


To require certain certifications before funds may be awarded for the operation of a Navigator program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2013

Mrs. McMorris Rodgers introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To require certain certifications before funds may be awarded for the operation of a Navigator program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Requiring certain certifications before funds may be awarded for the operation of a Navigator program under ACA.

No funds may be awarded under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031) to an entity for the operation of a Navigator program under subsection (i) of such section or for facilitation or advocacy for enrollment under subparagraph (B) or (E) of subsection (d)(6) of such section, until the Secretary of Health and Human Services certifies to the Congress that such entity has certified the following with respect to the use of such funds:

(1) The entity will not provide advice concerning benefits, terms, and features of a particular qualified health plan or offer advice about which such plan is better or worse or suitable for a particular individual or employer.

(2) The entity will not recommend or endorse a particular qualified health plan or advise consumers about which such plan to choose.

(3) The entity will not accept any compensation or consideration that is dependent, in whole or in part, on whether an individual enrolls in or purchases such a plan.

(4) The entity will not violate any applicable insurance law or regulation of the applicable State or any subpoena or order of the Commissioner of Insurance of that State.


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