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S 1667

Title: Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Rates Act
Author: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (DEM-CA)

...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to declare that the review by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of unreasonable increases in health care coverage premiums does not prohibit a state from imposing on health insurers additional rate requirements that are more protective of consumers. The HHS review, which currently covers only premium increases, is expanded to include all rate increases.</p> <p>HHS or the relevant state agency must ensure that any excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory rates are corrected before, or as soon as possible after, implementation, including through mechanisms such as denying rates, modifying rates, or requiring rebates to consumers. HHS may apply civil monetary penalties to health insurers that fail to comply with a ...

Introduced in Senate 07/27/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4430-4431) 07/27/2017

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08/10/2017 - S 1667 (Introduced+in+Senate)
07/27/2017 - S 1667 (Introduced+in+Senate)

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    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
    () - U.S. Senate

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