US HB986 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 14 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-05-15 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 90.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 This bill nullifies the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services guidance titled "State Relief and Empowerment Waivers," published on October 24, 2018. The guidance pertains to Section 1332 waivers (also known as State Innovation Waivers or State Relief and Empowerment Waivers), which allow states to forego certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to implement experimental plans for health care coverage, as long as the resulting coverage meets certain statutory criteria. The guidance, which supersedes earlier guidance from 2015, alters agency interpretation of how states may satisfy the statutory criteria for waiver approval. For example, the guidance (1) redefines acceptable coverage under such waivers to include short-term, limited-duration insurance and association health plans; (2) allows the comprehensiveness and affordability of coverage under such waivers to be assessed based on projected availability, rather than enrollment; and (3) allows the level of coverage to be assessed based on the effects over the entire course of the waiver, rather than per year.

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Title

Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019

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Roll Calls

2019-05-09 - House - On passage RC# 196 (Y: 230 N: 183 NV: 18 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-09 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 195 (Y: 182 N: 231 NV: 18 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-05-09 - House - On agreeing to the Wild amendment (A011) H.Amdt.208 RC# 194 (Y: 308 N: 112 NV: 17 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-09 - House - On agreeing to the Malinowski amendment (A010) H.Amdt.207 RC# 193 (Y: 302 N: 117 NV: 18 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-09 - House - On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A002) H.Amdt.199 RC# 191 (Y: 351 N: 70 NV: 16 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-09 - House - On agreeing to the Holding amendment (A006) H.Amdt.203 RC# 192 (Y: 184 N: 237 NV: 16 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-15SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 90.
2019-05-14SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2019-05-09HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-05-09HouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 230 - 183, 1 Present (Roll no. 196).
2019-05-09HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 231 (Roll no. 195).
2019-05-09HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to prohibit the Secretary of HHS to waive protections for individuals with preexisting conditions, including guaranteed availablity and renewability of health insurance, the prohibition on using health status to vary premiums, and the prohibition on preexisting conditions exclusions.
2019-05-09HouseMr. Walden moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H3548)
2019-05-09HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2019-05-09HouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 986.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.208 On agreeing to the Wild amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 308 - 112 (Roll no. 194).
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.207 On agreeing to the Malinowski amendment (A010) Agreed to by recorded vote: 302 - 117 (Roll no. 193).
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.203 On agreeing to the Holding amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 237 (Roll no. 192).
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.199 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 351 - 70 (Roll no. 191).
2019-05-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wild amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wild demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wild amendment No. 12.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.208 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Wild. (consideration: CR H3543-3545, H3547; text: CR H3543)
2019-05-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Malinowski amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Malinowski demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Malinowski amendment No. 11.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.207 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Malinowski. (consideration: CR H3542-3543, H3546-3547; text: CR H3542)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.206 On agreeing to the Rouda amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 10.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.206 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Rouda. (consideration: CR H3541-3542; text: CR H3541)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.205 On agreeing to the Pappas amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pappas amendment No. 9.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.205 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Pappas. (consideration: CR H3539-3541; text: CR H3540)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.204 On agreeing to the Porter amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Porter amendment No. 8.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.204 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Porter. (consideration: CR H3538-3539; text: CR H3538)
2019-05-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holding amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holding amendment No. 7.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.203 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Holding. (consideration: CR H3537-3538, H3545-3546; text: CR H3537)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.202 By unanimous consent, the Walden amendment was withdrawn.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden amendment No. 5.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.202 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Walden. (consideration: CR H3535-3537; text: CR H3535)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.201 On agreeing to the Harder (CA) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Harder amendment No. 4.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.201 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Harder (CA). (consideration: CR H3534-3535; text: CR H3534)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.200 On agreeing to the Pressley amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pressley amendment No. 3.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.200 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Pressley. (consideration: CR H3533-3534; text: CR H3533)
2019-05-09HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Brown (MD) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 2.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.199 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H3532-3533, H3545; text: CR H3532)
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.198 On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-05-09HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 357, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 1.
2019-05-09HouseH.Amdt.198 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Langevin. (consideration: CR H3531-3532; text: CR H3531)
2019-05-09HouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 986.
2019-05-09HouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 357 and Rule XVIII.
2019-05-09HouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Jesus G. "Chuy" Garcia to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2019-05-09HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 986 and H.R. 2157. Specified amendments are in order. Provides for consideration of H.R. 986 and H.R. 2157 both under structured rules. One hour of general debate provided for each measure.
2019-05-09HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 357. (consideration: CR H3519-3550)
2019-05-07HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 357 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 986 and H.R. 2157. Specified amendments are in order. Provides for consideration of H.R. 986 and H.R. 2157 both under structured rules. One hour of general debate provided for each measure.
2019-04-30HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 22.
2019-04-30HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
2019-04-30HouseReported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-44, Part I.
2019-04-03HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
2019-04-03HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-03-27HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 13 .
2019-03-27HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-02-07HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-02-06HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-02-06HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
2019-02-06HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
2019-02-06HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB466 (Same As) 2019-02-13 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
HB1884 (Related) 2019-03-26 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HR357 (Related) 2019-05-09 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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