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Introduced in House (03/26/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1868


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2019

Ms. Underwood (for herself, Mr. Gomez, and Mr. O'Halleran) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.

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 “Health Care Affordability Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.

(a) In general.—Section 36B(b)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

“(A) APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE.—The applicable percentage for any taxable year shall be the percentage such that the applicable percentage for any taxpayer whose household income is within an income tier specified in the following table shall increase, on a sliding scale in a linear manner, from the initial premium percentage to the final premium percentage specified in such table for such income tier:


“In the case of household income (expressed as a percent of poverty line) within the following income tier: The initial premiumpercentage is— The final premium percentage is—
Over 100.0 percent up to 133.0 percent 0.0 1.0
133.0 percent up to 150.0 percent 1.0 2.0
150.0 percent up to 200.0 percent 2.0 4.0
200.0 percent up to 250.0 percent 4.0 6.0
250.0 percent up to 300.0 percent 6.0 7.0
300.0 percent up to 400.0 percent 7.0 8.5
400.0 percent and higher 8.5 8.5”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 36B(c)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “but does not exceed 400 percent”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.


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