09-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Williamsburg VA
My Ride: Phoenix Yellow M3
| Forgot to update this a couple of weeks back. Anyhow...
Then I got bored.
The bill is 906 pages total
Page 1 - Title page
Pages 2-12 - Sections of bill
Page 14 - Coverage for an adult child until the child turns 26 years of age, provided they are not married. The secretary shall provide no later than 12 months after enactment, enrollees as summary of benefits and coverage.
Page 15 - Summary shall be no more than 4 pages long and print not smaller than 12 point font. Presented in a manner that can be understood by the average plan enrollee.
Page 18 - Bringing down the cost of health care coverage.
Page 19 - Ensure consumers receive value for their premium payments. A health insurance issuer shall provide an annual rebate to each enrollee on a pro rata basis, in an amount that is equal to the amount by which premium revenue expended.
Page 19 - Standard hospital charges. Each hospital operating within the US shall each year establish and update and make public a list of the hospital's standard charges for items and services.
Page 20 - Grants to states to provide offices of health consumer assistance or insurance ombudsman programs. Criteria and duties.
Page 21 - Data collection and reporting of problems to secretary. $30,000,000 first fiscal year from treasury to fund all guidelines applied in the above section. Establish an annual review between states and secretary.
Page 22 - $250,000,000 to be available for expenditure for grants from the treasury in 2014. No state shall receive less than $1,000,000 or greater than $5,000,000 for a grant year.
Page 27 - $5,000,000,000 to carry out program (immediate access to insurance for uninsured individuals with a pre-existing condition). Must be available without fiscal year limitation. High risk health insurance pool program.
Page 43 - Preservation of right to maintain existing coverage. The act cannot force an individual to terminate pre-existing health coverage.
Page 53 - Discussion of bill not effecting abortion and civil rights law.
Page 54 - Definitions for large and small employers.
"When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
Last edited by bimmerfan08; 09-02-2013 at 05:15 PM.