IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 17, 2017
Mr. Scott (for himself, Mr. Carper, Mr. Cassidy, and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To allow all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan.
This Act may be cited as the
Increasing Access to Care Act.
Allowing all individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market the option to purchase a lower premium copper plan
Section 1302(e) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18022(e)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)—
by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (B) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and adjusting the margins accordingly;
plan year if— and all that follows through
the plan provides— and inserting
plan year if the plan provides—; and
in subparagraph (A), as so redesignated, by striking
clause (ii) and inserting
by striking paragraph (2); and
by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).
Section 1312(c)(1) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(c)(1)) is amended by inserting
and including enrollees in catastrophic plans described in section 1302(e) after
Section 1312(d)(3)(C) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(C)) is amended by striking
, except that in the case of a catastrophic plan described in section 1302(e), a qualified individual may enroll in the plan only if the individual is eligible to enroll in the plan under section 1302(e)(2).
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.