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H.R. 8441: No Federal Tax Dollars for Illegal Aliens Health Insurance Act of 2022

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About the bill

A new health insurance option in a Rocky Mountain state is facing a rocky reception.

Context: Obamacare

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly nicknamed Obamacare) was enacted in 2010, many were concerned that it gave the federal government too much control. So Congress included a provision allowing states flexibility to experiment and innovate in the healthcare space, so long as they received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Named section 1332 waivers, after the provision in the law which authorized them, the waivers were first made eligible in 2017. By June 2021, CMS had approved 16 states’ applications.

Most of these haven’t proved controversial, until now.

Context: Colorado

Named the Colorado Option, the new state-based plan contains several policies aimed …

Sponsor and status

Ken Buck

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Jul 20, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 20, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 20, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 20, 2022

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H.R. 8441 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8441. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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