H.R. 6327 (112th): PCIP Improvement Act of 2012

Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Alcee Hastings
Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district
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Aug 02, 2012
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This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve eligibility requirements for uninsured individuals with a preexisting condition for coverage under the Preexisting Condition Insurance Program (PCIP).


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PCIP Improvement Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to immediate access to insurance under the Preexisting Condition Insurance Program (PCIP) for uninsured individuals with a preexisting condition.
Revises the eligibility requirement for the temporary high risk health insurance pool under the PCIP that individuals be without creditable coverage for six months before applying for coverage through the high risk pool. Adds the condition that an individual has not had creditable coverage terminated in order to become eligible through such pool.
Defines “creditable coverage” to exclude any coverage (commonly referred to as mini-med coverage) that limits the annual benefits payable to an amount less than $250,000.

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