H.R.6906 - Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 05/15/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services; Oversight and Reform; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/13/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6906 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/15/2020)
Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pay the out-of-pocket expenses of individuals receiving medically-necessary care or services during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. Specifically, the bill covers the costs for services provided through public or private health insurance and to uninsured individuals, including prescription drugs and care related to COVID-19, beginning on the date of enactment of this bill until a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available to the public.
Health insurance plans are prohibited from increasing the cost-sharing requirements of plans while this program is in effect and HHS must report to Congress on the program on a weekly basis.