Summary: H.R.1628 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/20/2017)

American Health Care Act of 2017

This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to eliminate funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund and increase funding for community health centers.

For one year, certain federal funds may not be made available to states for payments to certain family planning providers (e.g., Planned Parenthood Federation of America).

The bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to limit, based on enrollment, federal funding for Medicaid beginning in FY2020.

Beginning in 2020, the bill eliminates: (1) the enhanced federal matching rate for new enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA, and (2) the state option to extend Medicaid coverage to such enrollees. At least every six months, states must redetermine the eligibility of enrollees made eligible for Medicaid by PPACA.

The bill repeals other changes made to Medicaid by PPACA and modifies additional Medicaid provisions.

Cost sharing reductions for low-income individuals are eliminated after 2019.

This bill amends the SSAct to establish the Patient and State Stability Fund to provide funding to states for the stabilization of health insurance premiums and other purposes.

Health insurers must increase premiums by 30% for one year for enrollees who have not maintained continuous coverage over the previous year.

The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify premium subsidies and eliminate the subsidies after 2019.

The bill repeals the small employer tax credit for employee health insurance expenses, the penalties associated with the individual and large employer mandates for minimum essential health coverage, and other PPACA taxes and tax increases.

The bill establishes a refundable tax credit in 2020 for certain taxpayers who purchase health insurance on the individual market.

The bill revises rules for health savings accounts.