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S. 3311 (114th): CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016

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About the bill

Under the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, a number of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans — or non-profit marketplaces to provide individuals with health insurance — were set up. Unfortunately, many of these little-known “CO-OPs” have failed, with onlysix out of the original 23 exchanges still in existence.

But the requirement that every American must have health insurance or pay a fine? That’s still in existence, even for the many people whose health insurance was provided through one of those CO-OPS. A bill that just passed the House would exempt those individuals.

What the bill does

The CO-OP Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 954 and S. 3311, would exempt anybody who lost their health insurance because of a CO-OP failure from paying the required fine for those ...

Sponsor and status

Benjamin “Ben” Sasse

Sponsor. Senator for Nebraska. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016
Length: 3 pages
Sep 12, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 12, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

H.R. 954 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Sep 27, 2016



Sep 12, 2016

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S. 3311 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3311. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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