S.733 - Promoting Health Care Purchasing Cooperatives Act

A bill to promote the development of health care cooperatives that will help businesses to pool the health care purchasing power of employers, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to promote the development of health care cooperatives that will help businesses to pool the health care purchasing power of employers, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Promoting Health Care Purchasing Cooperatives Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Promoting Health Care Purchasing Cooperatives Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to award grants for the development of health care purchasing cooperatives by two or more self-ins

Official Summary

Promoting Health Care Purchasing Cooperatives Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to award grants for the development of health care purchasing cooperatives by two or more self-insured employers. Sets forth requirements for cooperatives, including that they:
(1) are nonprofit, wholly owned, and democratically governed by its member-employers;
(2) exist solely to serve the membership base;
(3) assist members in pooling their health care insurance purchasing power;
(4) provide data to improve the ability of the members to make data-based decisions regarding their health plans; and
(5) conduct activities to enhance quality improvement in the health care community. Requires the Secretary to carry out an identical grant program for eligible groups of two or more employers that have 99 employees or less and purchase health insurance for their employees.

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