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S. 466: Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act of 2019

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Would a House-passed bill lower costs and allow flexibility, or potentially exclude Americans with preexisting conditions?

Context

Since 2010’s Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, health insurance companies can no longer refuse a customer healthcare because of a preexisting condition. Pew Research Center found that even 63% of Republicans support that provision.

A portion of the law known as Section 1332 allowed states to experiment with health care requirements and programs within their borders. But these state variations needed to receive approval through waivers from the federal government.

The ...

Sponsor and status

Mark Warner

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 13, 2019
Status

Introduced on Feb 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 13, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 466 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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