IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 16, 2021
Mr. Kennedy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
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 2021.
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 (Public Law 111–148) 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.