H.R.692: Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019

Overview

The Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2019 aims to encourage the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill would add extensive protections for preexisting conditions to the Internal Revenue Code and Public Health Services Act, contingent on the full repeal of the ACA. Additionally, it would expressly require additional legislation that wholly repeals Title I and Title II Subtitle B of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 in order for pre-existing condition protections to take effect.
Specifically, the legislation would:
• Maintain the guaranteed availability provisions in both individual and group insurance markets, which requires insurance providers to offer plans to all eligible applicants regardless of health status. This provision has wide public support and has been associated with the increase in insured Americans
• Maintain the pre-existing condition exclusions ban in both group and individual insurance markets.

The bill uses language regarding pre-existing conditions, guaranteed coverage and genetic information that is substantially similar to the language used in the ACA.

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Talking Points

  • The National Assembly opposes legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act because it would harm the disabled community. For more, see The Arc's Fact sheet linked above.

Our Stance

Oppose

Priority

Low

Bill Number

H.R.692

Date Introduced

January 18, 2019

Committee

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled