Text: S.756 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/16/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 756


To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 16, 2021

Mr. Kennedy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.

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 “Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021”.

SEC. 2. Ensuring the prohibition of preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans.

Part I of subtitle F of title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is amended by adding at the end the following section:

“SEC. 1503. Severability.

“If subsection (a) of section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1501(b), is to any extent illegal, unconstitutional, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, the validity and enforceability of sections 2701 through 2705 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg through 300gg–4), as added by section 1201, shall not be affected.”.


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