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house Bill H.R. 314

Health Care Choice Act of 2017

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Title

Health Care Choice Act of 2017

Official Title

To repeal title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.

Summary

Health Care Choice Act of 2017 This bill repeals the health insurance and health coverage expansion requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Provisions of law amended or repealed by those provisions are restored. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that the laws of a state designated by a health insurer (primary state) apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that insurer in any state (secondary state) if the coverage, states, and insurer comply with the conditions of this bill. Insurers are exempted from any secondary state's laws that would prohibit or regulate the operation of the insurer in that state. The primary state is given sole jurisdiction to enforce its covered laws in any secondary state. The Government Accountability Office must study the effect of this bill on specified health insurance issues.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedJanuary 5th, 2017
    This bill represents careless/mindless exercise of power contrary to the interests of the people rooted in a wreckless self serving ego that spells only the beginning of a lengthy period of turmoil likely to come for the American people.
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    I'm urging our elected officials to denounce President Trump's recent proposal to end ACA insurance subsidy payments and appropriate funding to continue insurance subsidy payments. Although a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 75% of Americans want Congress to repair the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it, Donald Trump is resorting to blackmail to force the healthcare law's repeal. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump threatened to withhold federal subsidy payments to insurance companies. These payments make it possible for over 10 million Americans to purchase subsidized insurance on the exchanges and keep insurance prices low for everyone. Removing this funding could force insurance companies to increase premiums by an average of 19% for all beneficiaries to cover costs. Even die-hard ACA opponents like Paul Ryan oppose this measure. Despite Republicans' assertions to the contrary, insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act have remained stable and show no signs of a death spiral. However, Trump's proposal would cause turmoil in the markets and strip millions of insurance coverage. Trump must not be allowed to use millions of people's health insurance as a bargaining chip in his sick political game.Americans want the ACA repaired, not replaced, and providing subsidy funding is an essential step to preserve insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
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    Here we go, time to neuter state insurance commissioners. Wait I thought Republicans were for states rights. Guess not.
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