View Amendment Current Amendment: 54 to Bill 3720 Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. 54 to H.3720 as introduced by Ways & Means
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EXPLANATION: Out-Out of American Health Care Act

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (GP: Opt Out of American Health Care Act)      For the current fiscal year, the State of South Carolina shall opt out of any provisions of the American Health Care Act as permitted by federal law. These provisions include but are not limited to:
     (1)      the reduction of any increased rates or adjustments to eligibility thresholds as a result of provisions in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA);
     (2)            the elimination of any requirement that prevents insurers from charging older people premiums that are more than three times larger than the premiums charged to younger peoople in the nongroup and small-group markets;
     (3)      the removal of any requirement that plans in the nongroup and small-group markets must offer plans that cover at least 60 percent of the cost of covered benefits; and
     (4) Any amendments that eliminate coverage for exisiting medicaid beneficiaries or individuals currently covered by insurance plans made available through the PPACA.

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