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H.R. 1868: Health Care Affordability Act of 2019

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.

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Sponsor and status

Lauren Underwood

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Mar 26, 2019

Introduced on Mar 26, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 26, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Underwood Statement on Continued Assault on Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Jul 9, 2019

Underwood in Minooka on Health Care Affordability: People in Our Community Are Struggling to Afford Their Premiums, That is Unacceptable
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Jun 15, 2019

Underwood Takes Fight for Her Solution to Make Health Care More Affordable, Reduce Premium Costs to Ways and Means Committee
    — Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL14] (Sponsor) on Jun 5, 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

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H.R. 1868 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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