H.R. 2089 (103rd): Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives Act

Introduced:
May 12, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
George Brown Jr.
Representative for California's 42nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 12, 1993
Length
27 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5812 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 11, 1992

H.R. 3600 (Related)
Health Security Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 1994

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 12, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 12, 1993
Referred to Committee May 12, 1993
 
Full Title

To promote the use of State-coordinated health insurance buying programs and assist States in establishing Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives, through which small employers may purchase health insurance, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

House Ways and Means

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/12/1993--Introduced.
Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives Act - Mandates grants to States for the administrative costs of planning and implementing coordinated buying programs through which small employers may purchase employee health insurance.
Requires that the programs be the sole mechanism for small employers to purchase such insurance.
Requires that a State program provide each small employer in the State access to health insurance for its employees and their dependents through one or more Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives. Waives Federal and State antitrust laws.
Authorizes appropriations.
Establishes the National Health Board. Requires the Board to establish Coordinated Buying Program Precepts setting forth certain criteria, including regarding a uniform data system, collection of outcomes data, and determining minimum benefit requirements.
Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Board to establish minimum benefit requirements for plans offered through Cooperatives. Amends provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to exempt from those provisions HMOs that provide services meeting the requirements under this Act. Establishes the National Health Insurance Data System, consisting of:
(1) a National Data Base for Health Insurance and Health Outcomes Information;
(2) no more than five Regional Health Insurance Data Centers; and
(3) an electronic health insurance and outcomes data processing mechanism.
Requires the Board to:
(1) establish uniform billing and claims forms and mandatory reporting requirements; and
(2) require carriers to issue to each participant an electronic processing card containing certain information on financial, administrative, and health outcomes matters.
Authorizes appropriations.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a deduction to self-employed individuals of 100 percent of the amount paid for health insurance purchased through a Cooperative. Retains current provisions allowing a deduction of 25 percent of the amount paid for health insurance not purchased through a Cooperative. Removes provisions ending, on a specified date, deductibility of health insurance payments by self-employed individuals.

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