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S. 3747: Striking Workers Healthcare Protection Act

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In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. Sometimes in labor law, one strike and your health insurance is out.


Outside of children, the low-income, and the elderly, health care for most U.S. adults is primarily tied to employment status. With no parallel anywhere else in the world, this situation arose as an accidental byproduct after national wage caps were temporarily enacted during World War II, which caused many employers to add health insurance as a bonus incentive for workers when they couldn’t raise pay.

Starting in the 2010s, the Affordable Care Act allowed people to purchase private health insurance plans unrelated to their job or employment status, using the website Still, most people consider that something of a backup plan. When employers already have a health …

Sponsor and status

Sherrod Brown

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Ohio. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2022
Length: 4 pages
Mar 3, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 3, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 3, 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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8 Cosponsors (8 Democrats)

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


Mar 3, 2022

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S. 3747 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 S. 3747. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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