H.R.1121 - Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 02/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1121 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2017)
Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017
This bill sets forth amendments that would take effect in the case of the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the restoration of the provisions amended by those provisions.
If the amendments take effect, the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and Internal Revenue Code are revised to maintain PPACA consumer protections. Specifically, the bill would maintain the:
- requirement for health insurance to cover preexisting conditions,
- requirement for health insurers to accept every employer and every individual applying for coverage,
- prohibition against health insurers discriminating against individuals based on health status factors,
- prohibition against collecting genetic information in connection with issuing health insurance, and
- requirements for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.