S. 248 (112th): Empowering States to Innovate Act


Feb 1, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ron Wyden

Senior Senator from Oregon



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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2011
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to allow an earlier start for State health care coverage innovation waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Summary (CRS)

2/1/2011--Introduced.Empowering States to Innovate Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to: (1) allow states to apply for waivers of certain health insurance coverage requirements in such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 7, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 248”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (8D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3958 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2010

H.R. 844 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2011

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