S.24 - Small Business Health Relief Act of 2013
A bill to lower health premiums and increase choice for small businesses.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
TITLE I--MAKING COVERAGE AFFORDABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
TITLE II--INCREASING CONSUMER CONTROL
TITLE III--ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO KEEP COVERAGE THEY LIKE
SEC. 101. PROTECTING AMERICAN JOBS AND WAGES.
Sections 1513 and 1514 and subsections (e), (f), and (g) of section 10106 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
SEC. 102. INCREASING FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
SEC. 103. INCREASING CHOICES FOR AMERICANS.
(a) Qualified Health Plan Coverage Satisfied by High Deductible Health Plan With Health Savings Account- Section 1302(e) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
‘(e) High Deductible Health Plan With Health Savings Account- 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 for any enrollee if the plan meets the requirements for a high deductible health plan under section 223(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and such enrollee has established a health savings account (as defined in section 223(d)(1) of such Code) in relation to such plan.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) Subparagraph (C) of section 1312(d)(3) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
(2) Subparagraph (A) of section 36B(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1401(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
SEC. 104. PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM HIGHER PREMIUMS.
SEC. 105. ENSURING AFFORDABLE COVERAGE.
Section 2701(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Public Health Service Act (
SEC. 201. REPEAL OF THE RESTRICTION ON OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES.
Section 9003 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
SEC. 202. REPEAL OF THE ANNUAL CAP.
Sections 9005 and 10902 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (
SEC. 301. ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO KEEP THE COVERAGE THEY HAVE IF THEY LIKE IT.
‘(i) IN GENERAL- A group health plan or health insurance coverage in which an individual is enrolled on or after March 23, 2010, but before any plan year beginning not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this subparagraph, and which is deemed to be a grandfathered health plan under this section, shall continue to be considered a grandfathered health plan with respect to such individual regardless of any modification to the cost-sharing levels, employer contribution rates, or covered benefits under such plan or coverage as otherwise permitted under this Act (and the amendments made by this Act).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) REGULATIONS- The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to clarify the application of clause (i) to a plan or coverage that continues to be a grandfathered health plan pursuant to such clause.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) PREVIOUSLY PROMULGATED REGULATIONS VOIDED- Any regulations relating to section 1251(a)(2) of such Act promulgated before the date of the enactment of this Act shall have no force or effect.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink