Health Care Choice Act – Wikipedia

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The Health Care Choice Act is a bill that proposes allowing health insurance companies to sell health insurance across U.S. state lines.

Health Care Choice Act of 2005[edit]

On May 12, 2005, The Health Care Choice Act of 2005, was introduced as H.R. 2355 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) and as S. 1015 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).

H.R.2355 gained 71 Republican co-sponsors in the House (Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY) signed on as a co-sponsor a day before and withdrew as a co-sponsor two days after the hearing on the bill) and S.1015 gained 3 Republican co-sponsors in the Senate.

On June 28, 2005, a hearing on H.R 2335 was held by the House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce with five invited witnesses.
Three witnesses testified in favor of H.R.2355:

Two witnesses testified against H.R.2355:

On July 20, 2005, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a vote of 24 to 23 (24 Republicans in favor, 21 Democrats and 2 Republicans opposed) ordered H.R.2355 reported favorably out of committee, which it was on February 16, 2006, and subsequently died with no further action in the full House. S.1015 died in committee.

Health Care Choice Act of 2007[edit]

On December 12, 2007, The Health Care Choice Act of 2007, was introduced as H.R. 4460 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), and as of January 17, 2008, had 43 Republican co-sponsors. This plan was analyzed by Sven R Larson in a white paper for Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Larson finds considerable cost savings from interstate health-insurance market competition.

Health Care Choice Act of 2009[edit]

On July 14, 2009, The Health Care Choice Act of 2009, was introduced as H.R. 3217 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), and as of September 7, 2009, had 5 Republican co-sponsors.

Legislative history[edit]

Congress Short title Bill number(s) Date introduced Sponsor(s) # of cosponsors Latest status
108th Congress Health Care Choice Act H.R. 4662 June 23, 2004 John Shadegg

(R-AZ)

40 Died in committee
109th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2005 H.R. 2355 May 12, 2005 John Shadegg

(R-AZ)

71 Died in committee
S. 1015 May 12, 2005 Jim DeMint

(R-SC)

3 Died in committee
110th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2007 H.R. 4460 December 12, 2007 John Shadegg

(R-AZ)

63 Died in committee
S. 2477 December 13, 2007 Jim DeMint

(R-SC)

8 Died in committee
111th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2009 H.R. 3217 July 14, 2009 John Shadegg

(R-AZ)

28 Died in committee
S. 1459 July 16, 2009 Jim DeMint

(R-SC)

1 Died in committee
112th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2011 H.R. 346 January 19, 2011 Steve Pearce

(R-NM)

7 Died in committee
H.R. 371 January 20, 2011 Marsha Blackburn

(R-TN)

154 Died in committee
113th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2013 H.R. 762 February 15, 2013 Marsha Blackburn

(R-TN)

23 Died in committee
114th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2015 H.R. 543 January 27, 2015 Marsha Blackburn

(R-TN)

18 Died in committee
S. 647 March 3, 2015 Ted Cruz

(R-TX)

5 Died in committee
115th Congress Health Care Choice Act of 2017 H.R. 314 January 5, 2017 Marsha Blackburn

(R-TN)

51 Died in committee
S. 2021 October 26, 2017 Ted Cruz

(R-TX)

1 Died in committee

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