IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 12, 2013
Mr. Roberts (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Barrasso, and Mr. Cochran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To provide that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.
This Act may be cited as
Exchange Sunset Act of
Nonapplication of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Termination of Exchange requirement
Section 1312 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ( 42 U.S.C. 18031 ) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Failure To offer coverage
If one or more Exchanges fails to accept applications for enrollment in qualified health plans beginning on October 1, 2013, the requirements of this section shall cease to apply, and any other provisions of this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) relating to Exchanges shall not be applicable.
Requirement of coverage
Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
The provisions of this section shall terminate on October 1, 2013 if the Secretary of the Treasury determines that one or more Exchanges fails to accept applications for enrollment in qualified health plans on such date.