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H.R. 1385: SAVE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 27, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1385

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 27, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) 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 preserve the option of States to implement health care marketplaces, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Allowance for a Variety of Exchanges Act or the SAVE Act.

2.

Preserving State option to implement health care marketplaces

(a)

In general

Section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in paragraph (4)(B), by striking under this subsection and inserting under this paragraph or paragraph (1); and

(B)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(6)

Additional planning and establishment grants

(A)

In general

There shall be appropriated to the Secretary, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $200,000,000 to award grants to eligible States for the uses described in paragraph (3).

(B)

Duration and renewability

A grant awarded under subparagraph (A) shall be for a period of two years and may not be renewed.

(C)

Limitation

A grant may not be awarded under subparagraph (A) after December 31, 2022.

(D)

Eligible State defined

For purposes of this paragraph, the term eligible State means a State that, as of the date of the enactment of this paragraph, is not operating an Exchange.

; and

(2)

in subsection (d)(5)(A)—

(A)

by striking In establishing an Exchange under this section and inserting (i) In general.—In establishing an Exchange under this section (other than in establishing an Exchange pursuant to subsection (a)(6)); and

(B)

by adding at the end the following:

(ii)

Additional planning and establishment grants

In establishing an Exchange pursuant to subsection (a)(6), the State shall ensure that such Exchange is self-sustaining beginning on January 1, 2024, including allowing the Exchange to charge assessments or user fees to participating health insurance issuers, or to otherwise generate funding, to support its operations.

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(b)

Clarification regarding failure To establish Exchange or implement requirements

Section 1321(c) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18041(c)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking If and inserting Subject to paragraph (3), if; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

Clarification

This subsection shall not apply in the case of a State that elects to apply the requirements described in subsection (a) and satisfies the requirement described in subsection (b) on or after January 1, 2014.

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