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H.R. 1101: Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1101 amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to allow small businesses to join together in association health plans (AHP) across state lines through bona fide trade associations to become larger purchasers of health insurance. Specifically, the bill relieves small businesses that form AHPs from state-mandated benefit laws that often make coverage prohibitively expensive. H.R. 1101establishes a class certification for fully-insured AHPs prescribed by the Secretary of Labor. In addition, self-funded AHPs must meet certain criteria to insure the businesses covered will be of average ...

Sponsor and status

Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 64 pages
Introduced:

Feb 16, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 22, 2017

This bill passed in the House on March 22, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 1, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Mar 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 17, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Mar 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1101 is 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.

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