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H.R. 1101 (115th): Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

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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 ...

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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
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 22, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 1, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Education and Labor

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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.

H.R. 1101 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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