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Introduced in Senate (04/27/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1099


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.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 27, 2015

Mr. Scott (for himself and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


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.

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 “Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act” or the “PACE Act”.

SEC. 2. Small employers in the group market.

(a) In general.—Section 1304(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18024(b)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “101 employees” and inserting “51 employees”;

(2) in paragraph (2), by striking “100 employees” and inserting “50 employees”; and

(3) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:

“(3) STATE OPTION TO EXTEND DEFINITION OF SMALL EMPLOYER.—Nothing in this subsection shall prevent a State from treating an employer with an average of at least 1 but not more than 100 employees on business days during the preceding calendar year as a small employer for purposes of this title.”.

(b) Public Health Service Act.—Section 2791(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg–91(e)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2), by striking “101 employees” and inserting “51 employees”; and

(2) in paragraph (4), by striking “100 employees” and inserting “50 employees”.


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