THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY PERRY, SAYLOR, GROVE, TALLMAN, MOUL, BLOOM, AUMENT, BARRAR, EVANKOVICH, EVERETT, GABLER, HARRIS, HUTCHINSON, KAUFFMAN, F. KELLER, KNOWLES, KRIEGER, METCALFE, PETRI, PYLE, RAPP, REESE AND GINGRICH, OCTOBER 1, 2012
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, OCTOBER 1, 2012
Prohibiting the Commonwealth from planning, establishing or
participating in a State health care exchange.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Prohibition on State-based health exchange.
(a) General rule.--No State agency, department or political
subdivision may plan, establish, participate in or enable a
State-based exchange for health insurance under the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148, 124
Stat. 119) or contract with any private entity to do so.
(b) Interaction with Federal Government.--A State agency or
department may interact with the Federal Government with respect
to the establishment of a federally facilitated exchange for
(c) Operation of specific functions.--A State agency or
department may operate specific functions of a federally
facilitated exchange consistent with this section to enable the
continuation of traditional areas of State regulation and
Section 2. Effective date.
This act shall take effect in 60 days.