skip to main content

H.R. 1870: Family Health Care Affordability Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1870

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Sánchez, and Mr. Luján) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand affordability of health insurance for working families.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Family Health Care Affordability Act of 2019.

2.

Expand affordability for working families

(a)

In general

Clause (i) of section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

(i)

Coverage must be affordable

(I)

Employees

An employee shall not be treated as eligible for minimum essential coverage if such coverage consists of an eligible employer-sponsored plan (as defined in section 5000A(f)(2)) and the employee’s required contribution (within the meaning of section 5000A(e)(1)(B)) with respect to the plan exceeds 9.5 percent of the employee’s household income.

(II)

Family members

An individual who is eligible to enroll in an eligible employer-sponsored plan (as defined in section 5000A(f)(2)) by reason of a relationship the individual bears to the employee shall not be treated as eligible for minimum essential coverage by reason of such eligibility to enroll if the employee’s required contribution (within the meaning of section 5000A(e)(1)(B), determined by substituting family for self-only) with respect to the plan exceeds 9.5 percent of the employee’s household income.

.

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Clause (ii) of section 36B(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking Except as provided in clause (iii), an employee and inserting An individual.

(2)

Clause (iii) of section 36B(c)(2)(C) of such Code is amended by striking the last sentence of clause (i) and inserting clause (i)(II).

(3)

Clause (iv) of section 36B(c)(2)(C) of such Code is amended by striking the 9.5 percent under clause (i)(II) and inserting the 9.5 percent under clauses (i)(I) and (i)(II).

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.