This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify the definition of qualified health plan for purposes of the health insurance premium tax credit and to allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower premium copper plan.
NOTE: Two of the 3 DFL Reps present for the roll call voted opposite Jason Lewis, as did 173 other Dems in the House. We therefore regard Lewis’s vote as being against progressive values.
Why This Bill Is Against Our Values:
“H. R. 6311: (Source: Dissenting View from Committee Report 115-849, See the end of the report)
- “explicitly prohibits tax credits for plans that offer comprehensive women’s health care.
- “would likely reduce choice and competition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces.”
- “would likely lead to increased premiums for individuals with preexisting conditions.”
- “continues Republican efforts to undermine and destabilize the health insurance market increases costs for consumers, and undermines women’s health care, while at the same time growing our deficit.
- “busts the deficit to benefit the wealthy, again.”