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H.R.3165: Common Sense Health Reform Americans Actually Want Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tom Latham, R-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 20, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Common Sense Health Reform Americans Actually Want Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of their enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Acts.

Requires each state to operate a qualifying high risk pool to provide health coverage to certain individuals with a preexisting condition.

Prohibits a health insurance issuer from applying an annual or lifetime aggregate spending cap on any health insurance coverage or plan.

Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for the establishment and governance of small business health plans, which are group health plans sponsored by trade, industry, professional, chamber of commerce, or similar business associations that meet ERISA certification requirements.

Amends ERISA, the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to: (1) continue in effect ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Oct. 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Sept. 27, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Appropriations
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Rules
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce