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Insurance Coverage: Legislation

Democratic Senators Introduce the Medicare Choice Act

This legislation would allow anyone to buy Medicare plans, an option they say is more realistic than Medicare for All.

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Medicaid Expansion Bill Introduced

On February 14, 2019, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the State Public Option Act (S. 489) which allows states to provide a public option through Medicaid for individuals not otherwise covered under Medicaid or enrolled in other insurance.

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Medicare Buy-in Bill Introduced

On February 13, 2019, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Medicare at 50 Act (S. 470) which lowers the eligibility age for Medicare coverage to age 50.

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Bill Introduced to Reverse STLDI Plan Expansion

On February 6, 2019, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced H.R. 1010 which would rollback the Administration’s short-term limited duration regulation.

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Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 (H.R. 259) was signed into law. This law extends the Money Follows the Person program, among other things.

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Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019

On January 18, 2019, Representative Greg Walden introduced the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 692) which would prohibit pre-existing conditions exclusion in the individual and group health insurance markets.

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Senate Republicans Introduce Pre-existing Conditions Protection Bill

The Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act (S. 3388) was introduced on August 23rd by Senate Republicans in an effort to protect pre-existing conditions.

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