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      House Committee on Ways and Means
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    IntroducedNovember 15th, 2013

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Federal and State Insurance Exchange Access Fairness and Penalty Delay Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the individual health insurance mandate and any penalties for violating the individual mandate until after there is a certification that the or other applicable State Exchange website is fully operational, and for other purposes.


Federal and State Insurance Exchange Access Fairness and Penalty Delay Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to delay the effective date of the penalty for failure to maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage to months beginning no earlier than 30 days after the end of an enrollment period extension required by this Act (a period of at least 90 days after a certification to Congress by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] that the website and a state exchange website are fully operational, or only the website in the case of an individual residing in a state without a state exchange website). Requires the Inspector General, in determining whether to make such certification, to consider monthly reports by the Comptroller General (GAO) on the progress of the websites in achieving such status.

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