Federal - HR 1101

A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

Introduced

February 16, 2017

Description

A bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 37

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  • April 5, 2017Moore, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E460

  • April 5, 2017Moore, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E460

  • March 29, 2017Hudson, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H411

  • March 24, 2017A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E385

  • March 24, 2017A. Brown, D-Md., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E385

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.180, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E381

  • March 24, 2017Marchant, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.180, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379-E380

  • March 24, 2017Marchant, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379-E380

  • March 24, 2017Tsongas, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E379

  • March 23, 2017Lawrence, D-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E375

  • March 23, 2017Lawrence, D-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E375

  • March 23, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E369

  • March 23, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E369

  • March 23, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Congressional Record p. S1969

  • March 22, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.180, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E361

  • March 22, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E361

  • March 22, 2017Yoho, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2330

  • March 22, 2017Fortenberry, R-Neb., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2330

  • March 22, 2017J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2330

  • March 22, 2017House Vote 186 Association Health Care Plans — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. The bill would allow an association sponsoring a health care plan to have full discretion to choose the health benefits included in the plan, as long as the plan would still meet certain statuary minimums. The sponsored health care plans could not make membership, payment or coverage conditional on factors related to the health of a member company's employees. Passed 236-175. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2330

  • March 22, 2017House Vote 185 Association Health Care Plans — Recommit
    Shea-Porter, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require association health plans to provide coverage for substance abuse disorder treatments. Motion rejected 179-233. Congressional Record p. H2328-H2330

  • March 22, 2017 — Shea-Porter, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require association health plans to provide coverage for substance abuse disorder treatments, rejected by roll call vote, 179-233.

  • March 22, 2017 — Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., amendment no. 1, that would exempt existing association health plans from the Labor Department certification process and exempt them from most of the bill's requirements, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2327-H2328

  • March 22, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2312-H2330

  • March 21, 2017Gaetz, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.180, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2276

  • March 21, 2017D. Black, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.179, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2275

  • March 21, 2017House Vote 180 Association Health Care Plans — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 210) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. The bill would allow the association sponsoring a health care plan to have full discretion to choose the health benefits included in the plan, as long as the plan would still meet certain statuary minimums. Adopted 233-186. Congressional Record p. H2275-H2276

  • March 21, 2017House Vote 179 Association Health Care Plans — Previous Question
    Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 210) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. Motion agreed to 233-186. Congressional Record p. H2275

  • March 20, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 210, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1101.

  • March 20, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2225

  • March 20, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 17, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Education and the Workforce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-43Congressional Record p. H2182

  • March 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Cramer, (R-N.D.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
    Bilirakis, (R-Fla.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Trott, (R-Mich.)
  • March 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Messer, (R-Ind.)
    Grothman, (R-Wis.)Radewagen, (R-A.S.)
  • March 8, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Sense of Congress on Lower Cost Health Care
      F. Wilson, D-Fla. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would express a sense of Congress that "health insurance reform" should not be considered unless the Congressional Budget Office determines that such reforms are lower cost, more affordable, provide better coverage and does not increase the number of uninsured.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would express a sense of Congress that "health insurance reform" should not be considered unless the Congressional Budget Office determines that such reforms are lower cost, more affordable, provide better coverage and does not increase the number of uninsured.

    Withdrawn.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Insurance Premium Increases
      R. Scott, D-Va. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would increase premiums in the small group market.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would increase premiums in the small group market.

    Withdrawn.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Premiums for Middle-Class Workers
      Norcross, D-N.J. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in an increase in premiums for middle-class workers.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in an increase in premiums for middle-class workers.

    Withdrawn.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Premiums for Older Workers
      Bonamici, D-Ore. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from taking effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would increase premiums for older workers.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from taking effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would increase premiums for older workers.

    Withdrawn.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Substance Use Disorders
      Shea-Porter, D-N.H. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in reductions in coverage for substance abuse treatments.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from going into effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in reductions in coverage for substance abuse treatments.

    Withdrawn.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Prescription Drug Importation
      Polis, D-Colo. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would add language that would provide for the importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada and other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, if the drugs meet certain standards for manufacturing, labeling and other requirements.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would add language that would provide for the importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada and other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, if the drugs meet certain standards for manufacturing, labeling and other requirements.

    Withdrawn. Note: <p>Thompson, R-Pa., raised a point of order that the amendment was not germane.</p>

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Health Pricing Transparency
      Polis, D-Colo. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would require all individuals and business entities that provide health care services to publicly disclose prices for items, products, services and procedures. Individuals or businesses who fail to comply would be subject to fines or other penalties.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would require all individuals and business entities that provide health care services to publicly disclose prices for items, products, services and procedures. Individuals or businesses who fail to comply would be subject to fines or other penalties.

    Ruled not germane. Note: <p>Thompson, R-Pa., raised a point of order that the amendment was not germane.</p>

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Motion to Table
    G. Thompson, R-Pa. —

    Motion to table the Polis, D-Colo., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that the Polis amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment was not germane. The Polis amendment would require price transparency for health care products and services.

    Motion to table the Polis, D-Colo., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that the Polis amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment was not germane. The Polis amendment would require price transparency for health care products and services.

    Agreed to 20-16.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Women's Health Services
      S. Davis, D-Calif. —

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from taking effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in reduction of coverage for maternity care or women's preventive health services.

    Amendment to the Walberg, R-Mich., substitute amendment that would prevent the bill from taking effect if the Congressional Budget Office determines that the bill would result in reduction of coverage for maternity care or women's preventive health services.

    Rejected 17-22.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Substitute Amendment
    Walberg, R-Mich. —

    Substitute amendment that would make clarifying technical changes to the bill.

    Substitute amendment that would make clarifying technical changes to the bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 8, 2017 — Committee Vote: Association Health Plan Rules — Vote to Report

    Establish rules governing association health plans. Sponsors of these health plans can be trade associations and professional associations or a chamber of commerce. It also would gives plan sponsors broad latitude in selecting specific items and services in the plans.

    Establish rules governing association health plans. Sponsors of these health plans can be trade associations and professional associations or a chamber of commerce. It also would gives plan sponsors broad latitude in selecting specific items and services in the plans.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 22-17.
  • March 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Ferguson, (R-Ga.)
  • March 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Hunter, (R-Calif.)Weber, (R-Texas)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Hensarling, (R-Texas)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
  • March 1, 2017 — Full committee hearing held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

  • Feb. 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 14

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Sessions, (R-Texas)
    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Faso, (R-N.Y.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
  • Feb. 16, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Walberg, (R-Mich.)
  • Feb. 16, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and the Workforce.Congressional Record p. H1296

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