S. 650 (112th): Health Care Waiver Transparency Act

Introduced:
Mar 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Ensign
Senator from Nevada
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1184 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 17, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to require greater transparency concerning the criteria used to grant waivers to the job-killing health care law and to ensure that applications for such waivers are treated in a fair and consistent manner, irrespective of the applicant's political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group.

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3/17/2011--Introduced.
Health Care Waiver Transparency Act - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publish detailed criteria used by the Secretary to approve a waiver, adjustment, or other compliance relief provided for under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including how significant of a decrease in benefits or increase in premiums would need to occur in order to be approved for a waiver.
Directs the Secretary to publish each application for a waiver and the approval or rejection of the waiver while ensuring the confidentiality of proprietary information of each applicant.
Prohibits any preferential treatment to be given to an applicant based on political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group.

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