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H.R. 2 - Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law

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    Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law 

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 6-4 on Thursday, January 6, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 26:
Adopted by record vote of 236-181, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 236-182, on Friday, January 7, 2011.

 

MANAGERS: Dreier/Slaughter

1. Provides for consideration of H.R. 2 under a closed rule.

2. All points of order against H.R. 2 are waived.

3. Provides that the amendment to H.R. 2 printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted.

4. Provides that H.R. 2, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against H.R. 2, as amended.

6. Provides for seven hours of debate in the House on H.R. 2 to be allocated as follows:

  • 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader;

  • 90 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce;

  • 90 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce;

  • 90 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means;

  • 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget;

  • 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Judiciary; and

  • 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Small Business.

7. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2 with or without instructions.

8. Provides for consideration of H.Res. 9 under a structured rule.

9. Provides that H.Res. 9 shall be considered as read.

10. Provides 1 hour of debate on H.Res. 9 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules, or their designees.

11. Makes in order the amendment to H.Res. 9 printed in part B of the report, if offered by Representative Matheson of Utah or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

12. All points of order are waived against the amendment printed in part B of the report.

13. Provides one motion to recommit H. Res. 9 without instructions.

14. Provides for the consideration of a resolution, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, relating to the status of certain actions taken by Members-elect, under a closed rule.

15. Provides 4 minutes of debate on the resolution equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader, or their designees.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummary
#29Version 1Cantor (VA)RepublicanWould add the language required by statutory PAYGO for CBO scoring.
#28Version 1Capps (CA), Welch (VT)DemocratWould state a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not remove the protections against prohibitions on rescissions and application of preexisting condition exclusions.
#14Version 1Castor (FL), Pingree (ME), Lujn (NM), Payne (NJ), Tonko (NY), Fudge (OH), Scott, Bobby (VA), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Mr. Sablan, Wasserman Schultz (FL), Engel (NY), Welch (VT)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not permit insurance companies to deny coverage to individuals due to a pre-existing condition, as prohibited under the Affordable Care Act.
#30Version 1Connolly (VA), Moore, Gwen (WI), McDermott (WA), Tonko (NY), Fudge (OH), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA)DemocratWould state repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not increase taxes for moderate income or low income individuals or families, including through the elimination of tax credits for health care premiums as provided for under the Affordable Care Act.
#25Version 1DeFazio (OR), Engel (NY), Welch (VT)DemocratWould amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act to provide that nothing in that Act shall modify, impair, or supersede the operation of any of the antitrust laws with respect to the business of health insurance. Would apply prohibitions against using unfair methods of competition to the business of health insurance without regard to whether such business is carried on for profit.
#20Version 1Deutch (FL), Payne (NJ), Bishop, Tim (NY), Tonko (NY), Fudge (OH), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Mr. Sablan, Markey, Edward (MA), Engel (NY), Giffords (AZ)DemocratWould state that the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not imperil Medicare and raise costs on seniors. Specifically, repeal will not: (a) raise drug costs to seniors and people with disabilities by re-opening the Medicare prescription drug donut hole; (b) eliminate free preventive health coverage; or (c) increase the incidence of fraud and abuse.
#26Version 1Edwards, Donna (MD), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not take effect unless and until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, certifies to the Congress that the repeals effected by such section will not restore the ability of insurance companies to impose unreasonable premium increases as protected against under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
#12Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratWould protect Sec. 10201 (c) expanding Medicaid coverage to cover all non-elderly parents and childless adults, children and pregnant women with income up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Line.
#31Version 1Eshoo (CA)DemocratWould maintain the provision eliminating lifetime insurance caps in Public Law 111-148.
#1Version 1Grijalva, Raul (AZ)DemocratWould retain the essential language in PL. 111-148 that grants a reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, which had not been comprehensively updated since 1992.
#22Version 1Heinrich (NM), Thompson, Mike (CA), Tonko (NY), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Payne (NJ), Pallone (NJ), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not take effect unless and until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, certifies to the Congress that the repeals effected by such section will not shorten the life of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extended by 12 years.
#6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) - 1DemocratWould prohibit repeal of Section 2 unless OMB and CBO certify that repeal will not reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse prevention.
#7Version 2Jackson Lee (TX) - 1DemocratRevised Would prohibit repeal of Section 2 unless OMB and CBO certify that it will preserve the number and funding of community health centers.
#8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX) - 1DemocratWould prohibit repeal of Section 2 unless OMB and CBO certify that repeal will not increase insurance rates.
#17Version 1Larsen, Rick (WA), Baldwin, Tammy (WI), Walz (MN), Payne (NJ), Inslee (WA), Tonko (NY), Scott, Bobby (VA), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Bishop, Tim (NY), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Hinojosa (TX), Loebsack (IA), Mr. Sablan, Sutton (OH), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not eliminate health insurance coverage for young adults under 26 who are otherwise eligible for coverage under their parents plan as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
#2Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratWithdrawn Would preserve the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid for individuals under the age of 65 with income up to 133 percent FPL. Would also preserve the increase in the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for the states to help them finance coverage for the newly eligible population.
#3Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Hinchey (NY), Conyers (MI), Jackson (IL), Olver (MA), Pingree (ME), Maloney (NY), Ellison (MN), Doyle (PA), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Capuano (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Would preserve the ban on higher premium charges based on gender, health status, or occupation (only allowing for regulated premium variations based on age and tobacco use).
#4Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratWould ensure that women over the age of 40 have access to screening mammograms and that women who are at high risk of breast cancer have access to screening MRIs.
#5Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratWould require OMB, in consultation with CBO, to certify to Congress that the repeal of the health care law will not reduce the affordability of, or access to, breast cancer screening and prevention, including mammography and MRIs.
#13Version 1Owens (NY), Welch (VT)DemocratWould preserve Sec. 3022 and Sec. 3502 to preserve programs supporting Patient-centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations.
#19Version 1Peters (MI), Courtney (CT), Tonko (NY), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Wu (OR), Hinojosa (TX), Loebsack (IA), Kildee (MI), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not increase taxes on small business offering health insurance, including through the elimination of any tax credit as provided under the Affordable Care Act and will not increase costs for employers offering retiree benefits by eliminating the assistance provided to them under the Affordable Care Act to help maintain retiree health care benefits.
#16Version 1Sanchez, Loretta (CA), Speier (CA), Owens (NY), Lujn (NM), Tonko (NY), Scott, Bobby (VA), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Mr. Sablan, Reyes (TX), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not permit insurance companies to rescind an individual's health coverage due to illness or impose annual and lifetime limits, as prohibited under the Affordable Care Act.
#24Version 1Sanchez, Loretta (CA), Speier (CA), Engel (NY), Eshoo (CA)DemocratWould guarantee that repeal cannot go forward unless the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Congressional Budget Office, certifies that repeal will not permit an insurance company to impose annual or lifetime limits or rescind coverage when someone gets sick.
#23Version 1Thompson, Bennie (MS), Lujn (NM), Bishop, Tim (NY), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Tonko (NY), Engel (NY), Pascrell (NJ), Murphy, Christopher (CT), Owens (NY), Clarke (NY), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Payne (NJ), Reyes (TX)DemocratWould state that repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not take effect unless and until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, certifies to the Congress that the repeals effected by such section will not undermine access to primary care.
#9Version 1Tierney (MA), Kucinich (OH), Conyers (MI), Hinchey (NY), Jackson (IL), Ellison (MN), Hirono (HI), Meeks, Gregory (NY), Olver (MA), Sutton (OH), Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Tonko (NY), Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Tsongas (MA), Doyle (PA), Pingree (ME), Reyes (TX), Clarke (NY), Welch (VT)DemocratWould preserve the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirement as set forth through the Affordable Care Act which requires insurance companies in the individual and small group markets to spend at least 80 percent of the premium dollars they collect on medical care and quality improvement activities and insurance companies in the large group market must spend at least 85 percent of premium dollars on medical care and quality improvement activities.
#27Version 1Tierney (MA), Edwards, Donna (MD), Clarke (NY), Schakowsky (IL)DemocratWould state repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect unless and until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not restore the ability of insurance companies to divert premium dollars from patients into insurance company profits and executive perks as prohibited under section 1001 of the Affordable Care Act.
#11Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratWould require OMB, in consultation with CBO, to certify to Congress that the repeal of the health care law will not decrease the number of people expected to gain health insurance and not affect the enactment of the exchanges and available coverage choices for all Americans. Title II would enact a robust public option.
#15Version 1Tsongas (MA), Davis, Susan (CA), Nadler (NY), Tonko (NY), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Sablan (MP), Payne (NJ), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not permit insurance companies to discriminate against women.
#18Version 2Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Weiner (NY), Inslee (WA), Tonko (NY), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Bishop, Tim (NY), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Wu (OR), Loebsack (IA), Engel (NY), Welch (VT)DemocratRevised Would state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not increase the deficit by eliminating the $230B over 10 years and $1.2T over 20 years in deficit savings achieved by the Affordable Care Act.
#21Version 1Welch (VT), Tonko (NY), Fudge (OH), Scott, Bobby (VA), Loebsack (IA), Courtney (CT), Woolsey (CA), Hirono (HI), Chu (CA), Kucinich (OH), Holt (NJ), Pierluisi (PR), Wu (OR), Mr. Sablan, Eshoo (CA), Capps (CA), Schakowsky (IL), Braley (IA), Markey, Edward (MA), Moore, Gwen (WI), DeLauro (CT), McDermott (WA), Conyers (MI), Matsui (CA), Hinchey (NY), Larsen, Rick (WA), Langevin (RI), Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Johnson, Hank (GA), Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Nadler (NY), Olver (MA), Moran, James (VA), Cardoza (CA), Doyle (PA), Baldwin, Tammy (WI), Clarke (NY), Blumenauer (OR), Berman (CA), Ellison (MN), Honda (CA), Pingree (ME), Crowley (NY), Jackson (IL), Lujn (NM), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Jackson Lee (TX) - 1, Sutton (OH), Murphy, Christopher (CT), DeGette (CO), Reyes (TX), Brown, Corrine (FL), Sanchez, Loretta (CA), Edwards, Donna (MD), Speier (CA), Yarmuth (KY), Roybal-Allard (CA), Walz (MN), Castor (FL), Price, David (NC), Serrano (NY), Owens (NY), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Farr (CA), Engel (NY)DemocratWould state that repeal of the Affordable Care Act shall not take effect until the date upon which CBO certifies that repeal will not increase cost sharing or otherwise reduce access to preventive health benefits such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and diabetes screenings, including such benefits offered by private health plans or by Medicare provided by sections 1001 and 4104 of the Affordable Care Act.
#10Version 1Woolsey (CA), Welch (VT)DemocratWould prohibit the repeal of the bill unless OMB and CBO certify that repeal would not prevent availability of affordable health care options under state exchanges and the public option is enacted.