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H.R.1841: State Leadership in Health Care Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Peter Welch, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 6, 2013
Latest Major Action June 3, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

State Leadership in Health Care Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to allow states to apply for a waiver of specified requirements under PPACA with respect to health insurance coverage within that state due to implementation of a state plan that provides comparable coverage for plan years beginning in 2015 (currently, 2017). Permits the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Secretary of the Treasury to deny waivers only if: (1) the state plan does not meet requirements for granting a waiver, (2) the Secretary of HHS or the Treasury notifies the state in writing of the requirements that the state plan did not meet and provides the state with information used in making such a determination, and (3) the state is given an opportunity to appeal.

Requires the Secretary of HHS or the Treasury to reconsider the determination in the event of an appeal and issue a written decision within 60 days.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 6, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
May 6, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce