H.Res. 555: H.R. 4414 - Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, April 28, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-181 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 226-189 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Burgess

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 555

Report No. 113-422

 

H.R. 4414 - Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014

  1. Closed rule.
  2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 4414) to clarify the treatment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of health plans in which expatriates are the primary enrollees, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (I) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

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Description

1. Nunes (CA), Carney (DE)

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Clarifies that an expatriate health plan offered by an employer must be actuarially similar or better than a domestic plan offered by the employer that meets the minimum value test defined in the Internal revenue code section 36B or in the case where the employer does not offer a domestic plan, the expatriate plan must at least meet minimum value. Clarifies that an expatriate health plan must make payments in two or more currencies, and the plans must comply with laws that existed prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Clarifies that an individual must be abroad for at least 6 months in any 12 consecutive months to be qualified to enroll in an expatriate plan.