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Rep. Amodei Submits Three Amendments to the American Health Care Act

March 21, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Contact: Logan Ramsey, 202-225-6155

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after submitting three amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a proposal to replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.  

Under the AHCA, individuals deciding to re-enter the market after not maintaining continuous coverage would be required to pay a 30 percent premium surcharge. Congressman Amodei’s first amendment would exempt individuals living in a county with only one insurance provider – as is the case for residents in 10 counties across Nevada – from this charge.

Additionally, the AHCA provides certain tax cuts to health care companies. To ensure insurance companies are held accountable to the American people, Congressman Amodei’s other two amendments would require health care providers to verify a decrease in people’s premiums in direct relation to the tax cuts received under this proposal.

“After having the opportunity to provide testimony on each of these amendments,” said Congressman Amodei, “I look forward to each of them being made in order and having an opportunity to vote on them in the House before voting on the AHCA Thursday.”

Background:

The House Rules Committee will meet tomorrow, March 22 at 10:00 AM ET to rule in order any amendments to the AHCA.  More information about this meeting and Congressman Amodei’s amendments may be found on the House Rules Committee’s website.

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