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HR 986 - Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 - National Key Vote

Steven Watkins, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (230-183) - (Key vote)
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Title: Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits states from opting out of federal guidance that requires health insurance companies to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions, under the Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury from taking any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the guidance entitled “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers” (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that actions prohibits include anything that would result in individuals losing health insurance coverage that includes the essential health benefits package as defined in the Affordable Care Act (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the United States Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress detailing the number of individuals expected to lose access to health insurance coverage, no later than 1 year after this bill’s enactment (Sec. 4).

  • Requires that the report by the Comptroller General to also include an analysis of the expected effect that such opt-out waivers would have on mental health care treatment (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019

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