Text: H.R.544 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/06/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 544

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 6, 2013

Mr. Gingrey of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Walden, Mr. Jones, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Hall, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Terry, and Mr. Rokita) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates.

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 “Letting Insurance Benefit Everyone Regardless of Their Youth (LIBERTY) Act”.

SEC. 2. Change in permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates.

(a) In general.—Section 2701(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg(a)(1)(A)(iii)), as inserted by section 1201(4) of Public Law 111–148, is amended by striking “3 to 1 for adults (consistent with section 2707(c))” and inserting “5 to 1 for adults (consistent with section 2707(c)) or such other ratio for adults (consistent with section 2707(c)) as the State involved may provide”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply as if it was included in the enactment of Public Law 111–148.