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Short Titles as Introduced

World's Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To eliminate the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to expand beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

05/19/2016 Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: House Education and the Workforce
06/02/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Ways and Means
05/19/2016 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2016 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 07/11/2016

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/19/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/19/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health06/02/2016 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce05/19/2016 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions09/19/2016 Referred to

Related Bills (1)

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Subjects (26)

  • Abortion
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business ethics
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Emergency medical services and trauma care
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Federal preemption
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health personnel
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax deductions
  • Income tax exclusion
  • Insurance industry and regulation
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Medicaid
  • Medical ethics
  • Medicare
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • State and local government operations

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (05/19/2016)

World's Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the requirements for individuals to maintain minimum essential coverage and for large employers to offer affordable coverage to full time employees.

Health insurance is no longer required to cover preventive care at no cost or include the essential health benefits.

Individuals enrolling in health insurance who have not maintained continuous coverage over the previous 12 months are charged an extra 20% on premiums for each consecutive year without coverage, unless the individual is subject to similar state incentives to maintain coverage.

States may enroll uninsured residents in high deductible health plans. Individuals must be permitted to opt-out of this coverage.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must develop a risk adjustment mechanism for health insurance in the individual market.

For residents of a state to qualify for premium subsidies or the health insurance tax credit in this bill, the state must permit health insurance with an annual limit on benefits to be sold on its exchange.

The bill establishes an advanceable, refundable health insurance tax credit for taxpayers enrolled in health coverage.

States may: (1) apply to HHS to use unclaimed health insurance tax credits for indigent health care; and (2) enroll Medicaid-eligible individuals in health insurance that qualifies for the tax credit instead of in Medicaid, at the individual's option.

The bill establishes Roth HSAs (health savings accounts) for paying certain medical expenses and health insurance premiums.

The tax deduction for medical expenses is eliminated.

This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) and title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, including to turn federal Medicaid payments into block grants.