To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017

This bill sets forth amendments that would take effect in the case of the repeal
of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care
provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the
restoration of the provisions amended by those provisions.

If the amendments take effect, the Public Health Service Act, the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and Internal Revenue Code are
revised to maintain PPACA consumer protections. Specifically, the bill would
maintain the:

 * requirement for health insurance to cover preexisting conditions,
 * requirement for health insurers to accept every employer and every individual
   applying for coverage,
 * prohibition against health insurers discriminating against individuals based
   on health status factors,
 * prohibition against collecting genetic information in connection with issuing
   health insurance, and
 * requirements for workplace wellness programs connected to health insurance.



  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Referred to House Ways and Means

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to House Education and the Workforce

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to House Energy and Commerce

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017