H.R. 544: Letting Insurance Benefit Everyone Regardless of Their Youth (LIBERTY) Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 06, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 544

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Walden, Mr. Jones, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Hall, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Terry, and Mr. Rokita) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Letting Insurance Benefit Everyone Regardless of Their Youth (LIBERTY) Act .

2.

Change in permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates

(a)

In general

Section 2701(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg(a)(1)(A)(iii)), as inserted by section 1201(4) of Public Law 111–148, is amended by striking 3 to 1 for adults (consistent with section 2707(c)) and inserting 5 to 1 for adults (consistent with section 2707(c)) or such other ratio for adults (consistent with section 2707(c)) as the State involved may provide.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply as if it was included in the enactment of Public Law 111–148.