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H.R. 6496: Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6496

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Turner) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2018.

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Ensuring the prohibition of preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans

Part I of subtitle F of title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is amended by adding at the end the following section:

1503.

Severability

If subsection (a) of section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1501(b), is to any extent illegal, unconstitutional, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, the validity and enforceability of sections 2701 through 2705 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg through 300gg–4), as added by section 1201, shall not be affected.

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