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S. 1099 (114th): PACE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 27, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1099

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 27, 2015

(for himself and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act or the PACE Act.

2.

Small employers in the group market

(a)

In general

Section 1304(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18024(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking 101 employees and inserting 51 employees;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking 100 employees and inserting 50 employees; and

(3)

by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:

(3)

State option to extend definition of small employer

Nothing in this subsection shall prevent a State from treating an employer with an average of at least 1 but not more than 100 employees on business days during the preceding calendar year as a small employer for purposes of this title.

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(b)

Public Health Service Act

Section 2791(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg–91(e)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking 101 employees and inserting 51 employees; and

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking 100 employees and inserting 50 employees.