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S 194

Title: CHOICE Act
Author: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (DEM-RI)

...This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer, throughout the United States, a public health insurance option that provides value, choice, competition, and the stability of affordable, high-quality coverage. Plans under the public health insurance option must be qualified health plans and must include plans with bronze, silver, and gold tier benefits. (Qualified health plans are sold on health insurance exchanges, are the only plans eligible for premium subsidies, and fulfill an individual's requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.)</p> <p>States may establish advisory councils to provide recommendations to HHS on the operations and policies of the public health insurance option.</p> <p>HHS must collect data ...

Introduced in Senate 01/23/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 01/23/2017

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08/16/2017 - S 194 (Introduced+in+Senate)
01/23/2017 - S 194 (Introduced+in+Senate)

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    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
    () - U.S. Senate

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