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senate Bill S. 1729

Expanded Consumer Choice Act

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2013

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Expanded Consumer Choice Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide further options with respect to levels of coverage under qualified health plans.


Expanded Consumer Choice Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide a new "copper" level of coverage under qualified health plans, designed to provide benefits that are actuarially equivalent to 50% of the full actuarial value of the benefits provided under the plan. Requires cost-sharing under such a plan to exceed the amount applicable to a plan at the bronze level. Requires the Secretary of Health Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations providing for annual limits on deductibles and cost-sharing for copper-level plans to ensure that the limits are reasonable for every marketplace and to consider the feasibility of the relative plan design in each local insurance marketplace. Allows qualification of copper-level plans as multi-state plans.

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