HB 627-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0786

01/03

HOUSE BILL 627-FN

AN ACT relative to “essential benefits” under federal health care reform.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hunt, Ches 7

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that any state insurance mandate that exceeds or which offers better benefits than the “essential benefits” section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 as amended and which mandate is required to be paid for by the state, shall not be available to the insured.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0786

01/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to “essential benefits” under federal health care reform.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Mandates Exceeding “Essential Benefits” Under the Act Unavailable. Amend RSA 415 by inserting after section 24 the following new section:

415:25 Mandates Exceeding “Essential Benefits” Unavailable. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any insurance mandate or portion of such mandate established under this Title that the state is required to pay for and which exceeds or offers better benefits to an insured than the “essential benefits” provided under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152) shall be unavailable to the insured. The insured shall only be entitled to the same “essential benefits” that are provided under the federal act.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

LBAO

11-0786

Revised 01/27/11

HB 627 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to “essential benefits” under federal health care reform.

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