America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009l H.R. 3200

America s Affordable Health Choices Act of l H R Elements of the billThe summary of the bill includes the following elements among others Establishes a mandate for health insurance for most legal United States residents Prohibits pre existing c

  • Title: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009l H.R. 3200
  • Author: John Dingell Chares Rangel Henry Waxman GeorgeMiller Pete Stark Jr Frank Pallone Robert Andrews
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Elements of the billThe summary of the bill includes the following elements, among others 1 Establishes a mandate for health insurance for most legal United States residents 2 Prohibits pre existing condition exclusions 3 Prohibits premium variances, except for age, geographic area, or family vs individual enrollment 4 Prohibits cancellation of coverage except foElements of the billThe summary of the bill includes the following elements, among others 1 Establishes a mandate for health insurance for most legal United States residents 2 Prohibits pre existing condition exclusions 3 Prohibits premium variances, except for age, geographic area, or family vs individual enrollment 4 Prohibits cancellation of coverage except for evidence of fraud 5 Limits annual out of pocket expenses to 5,000 for an individual and 10,000 for a family 6 Includes a public health insurance option to compete with private insurance 7 Establishes a Health Insurance Exchange HIE within a proposed Health Choices Administration, to provide individuals and employers access to health insurance coverage choices The HIE would contract with various insurers to offer benefit plans at competitive prices, by establishing a risk pooling mechanism This will allow individuals and small companies to band together to bargain for lower rates 8 Provides a tax credit for low income individuals and families to help pay insurance premiums 9 Requires employers with payroll costs over 250,000 that are using the HIE to provide health insurance 10 Provides for a tax on individuals without health insurance and employers that do not provide the required health insurance 11 Provides for a tax on individuals with adjusted gross income exceeding 350,000 12 Reduces Medicare payments to hospitals with excessive re admissions 13 Establishes a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, which would analyze cost variances for similar treatments across the country 14 Further expands Medicaid eligibility and scope of covered preventive services, for lower income individuals and families 15 Increases Medicaid payments to physicians for primary care 16 Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services HHS to develop quality measures for the delivery of health care services in the United States 17 Establishes the Health Benefits Advisory Committee chaired by the Surgeon General.

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