H. R. 383
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2019
Mr. Joyce of Ohio (for himself, Mr. Turner, Mr. Katko, Mr. Gonzalez of Ohio, and Ms. Herrera Beutler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Continuing Coverage for Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019.
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:
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.