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America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

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The 2309-page bill was released Sunday evening by the House Budget Committee and is the biggest health insurance reform proposal yet.
The 2309-page bill was released Sunday evening by the House Budget Committee and is the biggest health insurance reform proposal yet.

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Published by: The West Virginia Examiner/WV Watchdog on Mar 15, 2010
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CONGRESS2
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ESSION
 
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To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrentresolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
M
 ARCH
--, 2010Mr. S
PRATT
from the Committee on the Budget, reported the following bill; which was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the Stateof the Union and ordered to be printed
A BILL
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Reconciliation Act of 
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2010’’.
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SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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The table of divisions is as follows:
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DIVISION I—HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS: HEALTHCARE REFORMDIVISION II—HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR:HEALTH CARE REFORM
 
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J. 55–345
DIVISION III—HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR:INVESTING IN EDUCATION
DIVISION I—COMMITTEE ON
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WAYS AND MEANS: HEALTH
2
CARE REFORM
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SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF SUBDIVISIONS, TITLES,
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 AND SUBTITLES.
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(a) S
HORT
T
ITLE
.—This division may be cited as the
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‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009’’.
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(b) T
 ABLE OF
S
UBDIVISIONS
, T
ITLES
,
 AND
S
UB
-
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TITLES
.—This division is divided into subdivisions, titles,
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and subtitles as follows:
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S
UBDIVISION
 A—A 
FFORDABLE
H
EALTH
C
 ARE
C
HOICES
 Title I—Protections and Standards for Qualified Health Benefits PlansSubtitle A—General StandardsSubtitle B—Standards Guaranteeing Access to Affordable CoverageSubtitle C—Standards Guaranteeing Access to Essential BenefitsSubtitle D—Additional Consumer ProtectionsSubtitle E—GovernanceSubtitle F—Relation to other requirements; MiscellaneousSubtitle G—Early InvestmentsTitle II—Health Insurance Exchange and Related ProvisionsSubtitle A—Health Insurance ExchangeSubtitle B—Public health insurance optionSubtitle C—Individual Affordability CreditsTitle III—Shared responsibility Subtitle A—Individual responsibility Subtitle B—Employer Responsibility Title IV—Amendments to Internal Revenue Code of 1986Subtitle A—Shared responsibility Subtitle B—Credit for small business employee health coverage expensesSubtitle C—Disclosures to carry out health insurance exchange subsidiesSubtitle D—Other revenue provisionsS
UBDIVISION
B—M
EDICARE AND
M
EDICAID
I
MPROVEMENTS
 Title I—Improving Health Care ValueSubtitle A—Provisions related to Medicare part A Subtitle B—Provisions Related to Part BSubtitle C—Provisions Related to Medicare Parts A and BSubtitle D—Medicare Advantage ReformsSubtitle E—Improvements to Medicare Part D
 
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J. 55–345
Subtitle F—Medicare Rural Access ProtectionsTitle II—Medicare Beneficiary ImprovementsSubtitle A—Improving and Simplifying Financial Assistance for Low IncomeMedicare BeneficiariesSubtitle B—Reducing Health DisparitiesSubtitle C—Miscellaneous ImprovementsTitle III—Promoting Primary Care, Mental Health Services, and CoordinatedCareTitle IV—Quality Subtitle A—Comparative Effectiveness ResearchSubtitle B—Nursing Home Transparency Subtitle C—Quality MeasurementsSubtitle D—Physician Payments Sunshine ProvisionSubtitle E—Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated InfectionsTitle V—Medicare Graduate Medical EducationTitle VI—Program Integrity Subtitle A—Increased funding to fight waste, fraud, and abuseSubtitle B—Enhanced penalties for fraud and abuseSubtitle C—Enhanced Program and Provider ProtectionsSubtitle D—Access to Information Needed to Prevent Fraud, Waste, and AbuseTitle VII—Medicaid and CHIPSubtitle A—Medicaid and Health ReformSubtitle B—PreventionSubtitle C—AccessSubtitle D—CoverageSubtitle E—FinancingSubtitle F—Waste, Fraud, and AbuseSubtitle G—Puerto Rico and the TerritoriesSubtitle H—MiscellaneousTitle VIII—Revenue-related provisionsTitle IX—Miscellaneous ProvisionsS
UBDIVISION
C—P
UBLIC
H
EALTH AND
 W
ORKFORCE
D
EVELOPMENT
 Title I—Community Health CentersTitle II—WorkforceSubtitle A—Primary care workforceSubtitle B—Nursing workforceSubtitle C—Public Health WorkforceSubtitle D—Adapting workforce to evolving health system needsTitle III—Prevention and WellnessTitle IV—Quality and SurveillanceTitle V—Other provisionsSubtitle A—Drug discount for rural and other hospitalsSubtitle B—School-Based health clinicsSubtitle C—National medical device registry Subtitle D—Grants for comprehensive programs To provide education to nursesand create a pipeline to nursingSubtitle E—States failing To adhere to certain employment obligations