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house Bill H.R. 987

Strengthening Healthcare Outreach Under Obamacare, Banning ‘Junk Plans’, and Getting Generic Drugs to Market Sooner

Argument in favor

This bill would reverse the Trump administrations efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and weaken protections for pre-existing conditions by offering "junk plans". It’d also accelerate the development of generic drugs so that they get to market sooner and consumers can realize savings.

DrCindyBean's Opinion
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05/12/2019
Yes. Strengthen ACA. Bann junk insurance plans. I support this bill. I want my representative and Senators to support this.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/15/2019
This bill has my seal of approval. It should not be legal to make a profit in healthcare.
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Mary's Opinion
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05/12/2019
Universal health care for all! You are a fool if you think the GOP is going to do anything to protect you. They appear to support medical bankruptcies which account for a third of the total.
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Argument opposed

This bill would reduce the health insurance options available to consumers by cutting off access to short-term, limited duration plans or those that cover less and are relatively inexpensive. Not only that, it’d also waste millions of tax dollars on the inefficient Obamacare Navigators program.

Susan's Opinion
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05/13/2019
Obamacare needs to be totally GONE! Propping it up with a bill like this helps no one. Not acceptable unless Obamacare is completely dismantled and thrown into the dustbin.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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05/16/2019
👎🏻👎🏻This Bill (HR-987) Does Not Have My Seal Of Approval👎🏻👎🏻 This bill would reduce the health insurance options available to consumers by cutting off access to short-term, limited duration plans or those that cover less and are relatively inexpensive. Not only that, it’d also waste millions of tax dollars on the inefficient Obamacare Navigators program. The “SINGLE PAYER OPTION” is not a viable option. See Europe. This is just another Democratic attempt to keep the ACA alive. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻 👎🏻👎🏻. 5.15.19.....
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M's Opinion
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05/12/2019
I can't support this bill while it does nothing to correct the many problems in the ACA. It throws more tax money to bigger waste. This is another false promise by government employees who want more if our money.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed May 16th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 183 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedFebruary 6th, 2019

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed May 16th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 183 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedFebruary 6th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • IntroReferral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox (CA) amendment No. 23.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pappas amendment No. 22.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wexton amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wexton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wexton amendment No. 21.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Escobar amendment No. 20, as modified.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gomez amendment No. 19.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 18.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 17, as modified.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 16.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 15.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 14.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (TX) amendment No. 13.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment No. 12.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Morelle amendment No. 11.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 10.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McBath amendment No. 9.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hayes amendment No. 8.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 7.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Harder amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Harder demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Harder amendment No. 6.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 5.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blunt Rochester amendment No. 4.
  • Floor
    The Committee of the Whole continued with further debate on the Welch amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    The Committee resumed its sitting.
  • Floor
    The Committee rose informally to receive a message.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 2.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 1.
  • Floor
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ninety minutes of general debate on H.R. 987.
  • Floor
    The Speaker designated the Honorable James R. Langevin to act as Chairman of the Committee.
  • Floor
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 377 and Rule XVIII.
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377.
  • Floor
    Mr. Walden moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H3904-3908)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377. (consideration: CR H3853-3911; text: CR H3868-3873)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377. (consideration: CR H3853-3904, H3910-3911; text: CR H3868-3873)
  • Floor
    The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 987.
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 214).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 228 (Roll no. 213).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to strike title I and insert new text.
  • Floor
    Mr. Walden moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • Floor
    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 987.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 27.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Horn amendment No. 26.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox (CA) amendment No. 24.
  • Floor
    Rule H. Res. 377 passed House.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 377 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 31.
  • Discharge
    Committee on the Budget discharged.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-53, Part I.
  • Committee
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 22.
  • Committee
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
  • Committee
    Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    Yes. Strengthen ACA. Bann junk insurance plans. I support this bill. I want my representative and Senators to support this.
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    Obamacare needs to be totally GONE! Propping it up with a bill like this helps no one. Not acceptable unless Obamacare is completely dismantled and thrown into the dustbin.
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    This bill has my seal of approval. It should not be legal to make a profit in healthcare.
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    Universal health care for all! You are a fool if you think the GOP is going to do anything to protect you. They appear to support medical bankruptcies which account for a third of the total.
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    Medicare for all NOW! Stop all this craziness and waste of funds! Get this job done once and for all! Thank you!
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    Healthcare must be accessible to all people.
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    HEY ARKANSAS, REPRESENTATIVE RICK CRAWFORD JUST VOTED TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTH CARE AND PROTECTION FROM PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. REMEMBER THAT ON ELECTION DAY. WE CAN DO BETTER.
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    Do the republicans really think we aren’t watching them slowly take away affordable healthcare? Short term plans with $20K out of pocket every three months is really not health insurance. Do you even look at these plans?!?
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    👎🏻👎🏻This Bill (HR-987) Does Not Have My Seal Of Approval👎🏻👎🏻 This bill would reduce the health insurance options available to consumers by cutting off access to short-term, limited duration plans or those that cover less and are relatively inexpensive. Not only that, it’d also waste millions of tax dollars on the inefficient Obamacare Navigators program. The “SINGLE PAYER OPTION” is not a viable option. See Europe. This is just another Democratic attempt to keep the ACA alive. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻 👎🏻👎🏻. 5.15.19.....
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    We need a single-payer System, but it could be phased in by reinstating the public option and improving the ACÁ now while ongoing BIPARTISAN discussions achieve real change that would move us toward single-payer.
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    The ACA was the first step of many to improve our healthcare system. You can’t take one step and refuse to take another only to call it a failure. Keep walking towards the finish line.
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    I can't support this bill while it does nothing to correct the many problems in the ACA. It throws more tax money to bigger waste. This is another false promise by government employees who want more if our money.
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    Yes! This bill would reverse the immoral efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and weaken protections for pre-existing conditions. It’d also expand ACAs premium assistance tax credits so that they make getting coverage more affordable for all Americans.
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    Yes the ACA must be improved. Trump & the GOP have been trying to destroy it.Which takes health care away from millions of people. Their actions are costing us more money for our coverage & they are attacking the protections in the ACA that we have. Trump & the GOP want to give us shitty health care that doesn't cover anything. Which leads to huge out of pocket expense. We need premiums, deductibles, & out of pocket expense to come down. We also need prescription drug prices to come down.
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    We need to strengthen the ACA not take healthcare away from people.
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    We are just patching up the Damage Done ACA by the Republican leadership, it should be understood as plain old health insurance reform. This Must be understood as a bridge and the next step to comprehensive medicare-for-all! Healthcare is a right not a privilege this is a quintessential right-to-life issue🗽
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    Smart and intellectual legislation. Support.
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    Protect patients with pre-existing conditions. Repair Obama-care, don't repeal.
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    It's only COMMON SENSE that the government try to protect people with pre-existing conditions!!
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    Please vote yes!
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