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H.R. 372: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017

About the bill

Health care is one of the most contentious and partisan issues on Capitol Hill, but a bill intended to increase competition in the health insurance market passed the House almost unanimously in March.

The context

Most industries are subject to federal anti-trust laws, which prevent any one business within that industry from becoming too large or comprising too much of the market, for fear of price fixing and quality declines for consumers. However, Congress has granted a few exceptions through the years, including for some agricultural cooperatives, labor unions, and ...

Sponsor and status

Paul Gosar

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 9, 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.

Prognosis:

28% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 9, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Feb 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 15, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

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. 372 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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