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DETAIL FOR 2010 Senate ROLL CALL VOTE 244
Vote Date: 29-Sep-2010
Yeas: 40, Nays: 59
Including Existing Health Insurance Plans In The New Health Care Reform Law.
Passage of a resolution sponsored by Senator Enzi (WY) to "grandfather" existing health insurance plans when implementing the new health reform law. The Enzi resolution was defeated.
Citizens Against Government Waste
S J Res 39: Grandfathered Health Plans - Motion to Proceed.
Enzi R-Wyo. motion to proceed to consideration of a joint resolution that would provide for congressional disapproval of a rule regarding grandfathering of health insurance plans under the 2010 health care overhaul law.
Service Employees International Union
Health care reform: Senate vote to disapprove of rule protecting consumers from unfair changes to their existing healthcare plans.
Sen. Mike Enzi (R. Wyo.) filed a Senate Joint Resolution of Disapproval (SJ Res 39) of the interim final rule submitted by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury related to the status of a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the rule prohibits plans from significantly cutting or reducing benefits, increasing co-pays by an excessive amount, dramatically raising deductibles or decreasing employer contributions that result in an increase in workers’ share of premiums. If plans significantly raise out-of-pocket costs for consumers, they lose their “grandfathered” status and would be considered a new plan, subject to further requirements in the law. Sen. Enzi’s resolution would completely eliminate the rule, making it impossible for the administration to move forward with the range of important consumer protections against insurance company abuses. It was rejected.
The National Association of Manufacturers
S.J.RES.39, On the Motion to Proceed.
Vote on a procedural motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 39, an Enzi (R-WY) “resolution of disapproval” aimed at preventing the Department of Health and Human Services from implementing its proposed “Grandfather Rule” under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This group supported the motion and the resolution, as the rule will increase manufacturers’ health care costs and limit their ability to tailor health plans to meet the needs of their workforce.
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