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H.R. 596 (114th): To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2015 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

H.R. 596 would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 law that implemented President Obama’s healthcare reforms. The bill would direct the committees of the House of Representatives to begin the process of proposing alternative reforms. The House passed the bill on February 3, 2014, sending it to the Senate. There have been many previous bills that have attempted to repeal the ACA, none have succeeded.

The ACA created the “individual mandate,” a tax penalty for not holding qualified health insurance, and subsidies for low-income Americans to purchase health insurance. It also created the “employer mandate,” a tax penalty for employers with 50 or more full-time employees ...


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Calendar No. 14

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 596

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2015

Received; read the first time

February 5, 2015

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

AN ACT

To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.

1.

Repeal of PPACA and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

(a)

PPACA

Effective on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

(b)

Health care-Related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

Effective on the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, title I and subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152) are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.

2.

Budgetary effects

The budgetary effects of this Act shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.

3.

Reporting replacement legislation

The Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives shall each report to the House of Representatives legislation proposing changes to existing law within each committee’s jurisdiction with provisions that—

(1)

foster economic growth and private sector job creation by eliminating job-killing policies and regulations;

(2)

lower health care premiums through increased competition and choice;

(3)

preserve a patient’s ability to keep his or her health plan if he or she likes it;

(4)

provide people with pre-existing conditions access to affordable health coverage;

(5)

reform the medical liability system to reduce unnecessary and wasteful health care spending;

(6)

increase the number of insured Americans;

(7)

protect the doctor-patient relationship;

(8)

provide the States greater flexibility to administer Medicaid programs while reducing costs under such programs;

(9)

expand incentives to encourage personal responsibility for health care coverage and costs;

(10)

prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions and provide conscience protections for health care providers;

(11)

eliminate duplicative government programs and wasteful spending; or

(12)

do not accelerate the growth of entitlement programs or increase the tax burden on Americans.

Passed the House of Representatives February 3, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk

February 5, 2015

Read the second time and placed on the calendar