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H.R. 1915 (112th): State Compact Health Choice Act of 2011

The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1915


May 13, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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


To amend subtitle D of title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to clarify Congressional consent to and expand flexibility for interstate health choice compacts.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Compact Health Choice Act of 2011.


Clarifying Congressional consent to and expanding flexibility for interstate health choice compacts


In general

Section 1333(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18053(a)) is amended—


in paragraph (1)—


in the matter before subparagraph (A)—


by striking Not later than July 1, 2013, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, issue regulations for and inserting Subject to paragraph (3), the Congress consents to ; and


by striking under which;


in subparagraph (A)—


by inserting under which before 1 or more;


by striking qualified; and


by striking but, except and all that follows through resides;


by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);


by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:


that identifies which State law and regulations such plans shall be subject to; and

; and


in subparagraph (C), as so redesignated—


by inserting that declares whether, and to what extent, before the issuer of any; and


by striking qualified;


by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:



Congress may revoke the consent for an interstate compact under this subsection if the Congress passes a joint resolution revoking consent for such compact.

; and


in paragraph (4), by striking January 1, 2016 and inserting the last day of the year beginning on the date of the enactment of the State Compact Health Choice Act of 2011.


Exemption from individual mandate

Section 5000A(e) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 5000A(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:


Interstate health choice compacts

Any applicable individual who for any month is determined to be covered by a health plan offered under an interstate health choice compact entered into by a State under section 1333 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18053).