PRINTER'S NO.  4127

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

2655

Session of

2012

  

  

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  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Prohibiting the Commonwealth from planning, establishing or

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participating in a State health care exchange.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Prohibition on State-based health exchange.

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(a)  General rule.--No State agency, department or political

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subdivision may plan, establish, participate in or enable a

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State-based exchange for health insurance under the Patient

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Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148, 124

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Stat. 119) or contract with any private entity to do so.

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(b)  Interaction with Federal Government.--A State agency or

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department may interact with the Federal Government with respect

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to the establishment of a federally facilitated exchange for

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this Commonwealth.

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(c)  Operation of specific functions.--A State agency or

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department may operate specific functions of a federally

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facilitated exchange consistent with this section to enable the

 


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continuation of traditional areas of State regulation and

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authority.

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Section 2.  Effective date.

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This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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