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Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act

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A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/27/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
05/18/2016Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-675.
04/27/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (48)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 04/27/2015
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 05/07/2015
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 06/10/2015
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] 06/11/2015
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] 06/11/2015
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 06/16/2015
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 06/16/2015
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 06/17/2015
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] 06/17/2015
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 07/28/2015
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] 07/28/2015
Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ] 07/30/2015
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] 07/30/2015
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] 07/30/2015
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 07/30/2015
Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH] 07/30/2015
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 07/30/2015
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] 07/30/2015
Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] 07/30/2015
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 07/30/2015
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 08/05/2015
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 08/05/2015
Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] 08/05/2015
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 08/05/2015
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 08/05/2015
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] 08/05/2015
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 08/05/2015
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] 08/05/2015
Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA] 09/09/2015
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 09/09/2015
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] 09/09/2015
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] 09/09/2015
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 09/09/2015
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] 09/09/2015
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] 09/09/2015
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 09/09/2015
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 09/09/2015
Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] 09/10/2015
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS] 09/10/2015
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 09/10/2015
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 09/17/2015
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] 09/17/2015
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 09/24/2015
Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] 09/24/2015
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 09/24/2015
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 09/29/2015
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 10/01/2015
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] 10/01/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions04/27/2015 Referred to
Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship05/18/2016 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (04/27/2015)

Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act or the PACE Act

This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Public Health Service Act to include employers with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of health insurance markets.

PPACA is amended to give states the option to treat these employers as small employers. Currently, employers with 51 to 100 employees are small employers, but before January 1, 2016, states have the option to treat them as large employers. (Under PPACA, health insurance offered in the small group market must meet certain requirements that do not apply to the large group market, including the requirement to cover the essential health benefits.)