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H.R. 1307 (115th): Public Option Deficit Reduction Act

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To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.

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Sponsor and status

Peter DeFazio

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2017
Length: 17 pages
Mar 2, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation Establishing a Public Health Insurance Option
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2017

Rep. Carbajal Statement on Anthem Blue Cross Exit from California ACA Exchanges
    — Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 3, 2017

Shea-Porter Introduces Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017
    — Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 6, 2017

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Mar 2, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1307 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1307. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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