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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Know Before You Go Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to help health care consumers comparison shop for medical services based on quality and cost.

Actions Overview (1)

02/09/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

02/12/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/09/2016Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/09/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce02/09/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/12/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/09/2016)

Know Before You Go Act of 2016

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to permit health insurers to include, for plan year accounting purposes, activities related to a transparency tool as activities that improve health care quality. (An insurer must provide a rebate to enrollees if the insurer spends less than a certain percentage of premium revenues on clinical services and activities that improve health care quality.) A transparency tool is a website and telephone support that provides quality of care and cost sharing comparisons among in-network providers.

Such accounting for a plan year is permitted only for insurers that have: (1) significantly increased the percentage of enrollees using a transparency tool compared to the previous year, (2) provided cost sharing estimates for episodes of care upon request, and (3) made available a list of high deductible health plans offered by the insurer to each individual seeking coverage from the insurer.