Text: H.R.551 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/13/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 551


To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 13, 2017

Mr. Fortenberry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone, and for other purposes.

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 “Care for All Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Permitting insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone.

(a) In general.—Section 1302(e) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18022(e)) is amended to read as follows:

“(e) Catastrophic plan.—A health plan not providing a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level of coverage shall be treated as meeting the requirements of subsection (d) with respect to any plan year if the plan provides—

“(1) except as provided in paragraph (2), the essential health benefits determined under subsection (b), except that the plan provides no benefits for any plan year until the individual has incurred cost-sharing expenses in an amount equal to the annual limitation in effect under subsection (c)(1) for the plan year (except as provided for in section 2713); and

“(2) coverage for at least three primary care visits.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 1312(d)(3)(C) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(C)) is amended by striking “, except that” and all that follows through “section 1302(e)”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to coverage issued on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.