Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
11/21/2019          

Increasing Health Coverage through HRAs Act

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12/05/2019 Introduced in House Open
11/21/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5224


To codify certain rules related to health reimbursement arrangements and other account-based group health plans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 21, 2019

Mr. Bishop of North Carolina (for himself, Mr. Budd, Mr. Westerman, and Mr. Smucker) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To codify certain rules related to health reimbursement arrangements and other account-based group health plans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title; findings.

(a) Short title.—This Act may be cited as the “Increasing Health Coverage through HRAs Act”.

(b) Findings.—Congress finds the following:

(1) Permitting health reimbursement arrangements to be used for the purchase of private insurance will allow more small businesses to offer access to quality health insurance coverage to their employees.

(2) Permitting health reimbursement arrangements to be used for the purchase of private insurance will increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage by as many as 800,000.

(3) Permitting health reimbursement arrangements to be used for the purchase of private insurance will significantly increase the number of Americans obtaining coverage in the individual market, leading to more choice, stability, innovation, and lower premiums.

(4) The administration rule permitting health reimbursement arrangements to be used for the purchase of private insurance ensures that those with pre-existing conditions will not pay more for coverage by requiring workers within each class of employment to be offered the same coverage regardless of health status.

SEC. 2. Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans.

The final rule (84 FR 28888) published on June 20, 2019, by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (relating to health reimbursement arrangements and other account-based group health plans) shall have the full force and effect of law.


Picture Name From Date Type
Dan Bishop - 11/21/2019 Sponsor
Bruce Westerman R-AR 11/21/2019 Cosponsor
Lloyd Smucker R-PA 11/21/2019 Cosponsor
Ralph Norman R-SC 01/28/2020 Cosponsor
Ted Budd R-NC 11/21/2019 Cosponsor
Troy Balderson R-OH 12/10/2019 Cosponsor
James Baird R-IN 12/10/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
11/22/2019 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
11/21/2019 President Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
11/21/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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