S.244 - State Health Care Choice Act

A bill to enable States to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to enable States to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. as introduced.
  • Short: State Health Care Choice Act as introduced.

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02/01/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Barrasso

R-WY

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Official Summary

State Health Care Choice Act - Authorizes a state to limit the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with respect to health insurance coverage within that state by enacting a law that: (1) expresses the intent of the state to opt out of one or more of the pro

Official Summary

State Health Care Choice Act - Authorizes a state to limit the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with respect to health insurance coverage within that state by enacting a law that:
(1) expresses the intent of the state to opt out of one or more of the provisions of PPACA;
(2) contains a list of the provisions that will not apply to the state; and
(3) either expresses the state's intent to continue to administer health coverage-related laws as in effect in the state on March 23, 2010, or provides for the implementation of related state laws enacted after such date. Sets forth provisions that may be made inapplicable within a state, including provisions related to health coverage, essential health benefits, health insurance exchanges, alternative health plans established by states, individual and employer health coverage requirements, interoperable protocols for enrollment in federal and state health and human service programs, and expansion of Medicaid coverage.

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