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H.R. 4664: RIP MSP Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 15, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4664

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To repeal the multi-State plan program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program Act of 2017 or the RIP MSP Act.

2.

Repeal of Multi-State Plan program

(a)

Definitions

In this section, the terms multi-State plan issuer and MSP issuer mean a health insurance issuer or group of health insurance issuers that has a contract with the Office of Personnel Management to offer multi-State plan options pursuant to section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148).

(b)

Program Repeal

Effective October 1, 2018, section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) shall have no force or effect.

(c)

Required reporting

Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall provide the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives a briefing concerning the efforts of the Office of Personnel Management (referred to in this section as OPM) to wind down the multi-State program under section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Such briefing shall contain such information as may be required, including information regarding—

(1)

the methods of communication OPM and an MSP issuer will use to notify current enrollees that the multi-State plan will not be offered during the next open season, including a timeline of the planned communications;

(2)

a description of how the Director of OPM will work with the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that no plans previously offered pursuant to such section 1334 are offered on State or Federal Exchanges; and

(3)

a timeline detailing how OPM will close down the information technology portal that MSP issuers utilize.

(d)

Rescission of Unused Funds

Of the amounts made available to OPM for the purposes of staffing and administering the program under section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unobligated balance is rescinded, effective October 1, 2018.

(e)

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1)

the Director of the Office of Personnel Management should assign employees of the Office whose duties on the date of enactment relate to carrying out section 1334 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) to duties relating to processing appeals brought by individuals or employers pursuant to such section 1334; and

(2)

no additional amounts should be appropriated for salaries and expenses relating to processing such appeals.