Text: S.1272 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/10/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1272


To provide that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 10, 2013

Mr. Roberts (for himself, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Coats, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Sessions, and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To provide that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.

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 “Exchange Sunset Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Nonapplication of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

(a) Termination of Exchange requirement.—Section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(l) Failure To offer coverage.—If one or more Exchanges fails to accept applications for enrollment in qualified health plans beginning on October 1, 2013, the requirements of this section shall cease to apply, and any other provisions of this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) relating to Exchanges shall not be applicable.”.

(b) Requirement of coverage.—Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(h) Termination.—The provisions of this section shall terminate on October 1, 2013, if the Secretary of the Treasury determines that one or more Exchanges fails to accept applications for enrollment in qualified health plans on such date.”.