H.R. 4460 (110th): Health Care Choice Act of 2007

Introduced:
Dec 12, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2477 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 13, 2007

Sponsor
John Shadegg
Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 12, 2007
Length
30 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2355 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 2005

H.R. 3217 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 14, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 12, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 12, 2007
Referred to Committee Dec 12, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.

Summary

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Cosponsors
63 cosponsors (63R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


12/12/2007--Introduced.
Health Care Choice Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide that the laws of the state designated by a health insurance issuer (primary state) shall apply to individual health insurance coverage offered by that issuer in the primary state and in any other state (secondary state), but only if the coverage and issuer comply with the conditions of this Act.
Exempts issuers from any secondary state's laws that would prohibit or regulate the operation of the issuer in such state, subject to certain restrictions imposed by such state.
Specifies the notice that an issuer must provide in any insurance coverage offered in a secondary state and at renewal of the policy.
Requires each issuer issuing individual health insurance coverage in both primary and secondary states to submit to:
(1) the insurance commissioners of such states a copy of the plan of operation or feasibility study and written notice of any change in its designation of its primary state and of its compliance with all the laws of the primary state; and
(2) the insurance commission of each secondary state a copy of the issuer's quarterly financial statement that was submitted to the primary state.
Prohibits an issuer from offering, selling, or issuing individual health insurance coverage in a secondary state if the state insurance commissioner does not use a risk-based capital formula for the determination of capital and surplus requirements for all issuers.
Gives sole jurisdiction to the primary state to enforce the primary state's covered laws in the primary state and any secondary state.
Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the effect of this Act on specified health insurance issues.

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