H.R. 1624 - Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of small employer. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on October 1, 2015.

Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act

H.R. 1624 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of small employer. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of small employer.
Other Titles
  • Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
  • Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
  • Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
  • Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
Sponsor
Brett Guthrie
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Small business
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/25/2015
Referred to Committee
House9/28/2015
Senate10/01/2015
Signed by President10/07/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.9/28/2015 by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.10/01/2015 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/25/2015
3/25/2015Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3/25/2015Introduced in House
3/27/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
9/28/2015Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
9/28/2015Considered under suspension of the rules.
9/28/2015DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1624.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/28/2015On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
9/28/2015Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9/29/2015Received in the Senate, read twice.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/01/2015Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
10/01/2015Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President10/05/2015Presented to President.
Signed10/07/2015Signed by President.
Enacted10/07/2015Became Public Law No: 114-60.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$358,176
$3,225,273
$605,597
$374,644
$431,550
$169,890
$547,752
$1,301,294
$683,423
$4,285,129
$2,287,322
$635,786
$331,305
$690,829
$5,392,834
$815,174
$492,237
$6,782,239
$10,016,167
$7,609,482
$910,780
$1,180,587
$1,067,717
$50,195,187
$0

opposed this bill

Small business associations (split)
30 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

30 organizations supported this bill

America's Health Insurance Plans
America's Health Insurance Plans (2015, May 12). AHIP Issue Brief: Why Maintaining the Current Definition of the Small Group Market is Critical. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from America's Health Insurance Plans.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Rental Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Supply Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Builders and Contractors
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Equipment Distributors
Associated Equipment Distributors (2015, October 6). Congress Enacts Obamacare Tweak to Mitigate Premium Increases. Retrieved October 7, 2015, from Associated Equipment Distributors.
Auto Care Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Council for Affordable Health Coverage
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
The 50-100 Coalition (2015, August 31). Urgency Hill Letter with Coalition. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from The 50-100 Coalition.
International Franchise Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Health Underwriters
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Home Builders
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (2015, September 4). Please Cosponsor H.R.1624/S.1099 - the Protecting Affordable Coverage For Employees Act. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (2015, May 18). NAIC Letter to Senators Scott and Shaheen and Representatives Guthrie and Cárdenas. Retrieved May 29, 2015, from NAIC.
National Association of Manufacturers
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
The 50-100 Coalition (2015, August 31). Urgency Hill Letter with Coalition. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from The 50-100 Coalition.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Club Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Education Association
Kusler, Mary (2015, September 28). Letter to the House on Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (H.R. 1624). Retrieved September 30, 2015, from National Education Association.
National Federation of Independent Business
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Restaurant Association
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Retail Federation
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Roofing Contractors Association (2015, October 0). NRCA Applauds Approval of PACE Act. Retrieved October 6, 2015, from National Roofing Contractors Association.
National Small Business Association
McCracken, Todd (2015, April 23). NSBA Letter in Support of H.R. 1624. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from National Small Business Association.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Kerrigan, Karen (2015, May 28). H.R. 1624: Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act. Retrieved May 29, 2015, from SBE Council.
Society for Human Resource Management
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Society of American Florists
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The 50-100 Coalition
The 50-100 Coalition (2015, August 31). Urgency Hill Letter with Coalition. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from The 50-100 Coalition.
Third Way
Stewart, Jacqueline & Kendall, David (2015, May 14). Avoiding Health Insurance Rate Shock for Medium-Size Businesses. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from Third Way.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned (2015, April 3). Support Letter for H.R. 1624, "Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act". Retrieved April 6, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

1 organization opposed this bill

Small Business Majority
Arensmeyer, John (2015, September 9). SBM Letter Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act. Retrieved September 30, 2015, from Small Business Majority.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$400,092$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$923,715$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$295,568$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$285,500$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$714,334$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$290,995$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$977,283$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$713,140$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$216,170$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,450$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$741,398$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$832,362$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$194,806$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$628,243$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$576,080$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$390,105$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$568,450$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$702,117$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$92,400$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$301,553$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$418,950$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$261,350$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$649,318$0Yes
John CornynRTX$771,145$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$574,614$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$562,400$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$615,122$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$436,204$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$348,144$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$478,240$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$274,900$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$249,765$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$205,479$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$335,498$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$547,966$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$292,799$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$672,845$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$666,750$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$443,310$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$481,987$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$939,126$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$235,286$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$311,565$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$784,018$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$186,112$0Yes
John HoevenRND$195,021$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$135,775$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$834,685$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$860,377$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$647,736$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$158,408$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$588,378$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$370,119$0Yes
James LankfordROK$431,590$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$107,240$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$248,465$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$300,700$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$447,718$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$569,723$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$455,622$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,577,073$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$792,804$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$164,875$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$43,900$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$364,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$251,324$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$600,299$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$532,835$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$590,535$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$328,621$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$611,791$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$769,268$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,603,627$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$247,050$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$249,499$0Yes
Jim RischRID$124,700$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$458,331$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$381,529$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,125,986$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$55,263$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$332,555$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$413,939$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,135,959$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,326,287$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$93,300$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$318,108$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$399,400$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$563,952$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$366,985$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$591,954$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$616,281$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$619,371$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,480,170$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$233,963$0Yes
David VitterRLA$110,350$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$958,675$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$551,884$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$161,323$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$268,602$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$825,108$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$400,092$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$923,715$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$295,568$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$285,500$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$714,334$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$290,995$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$977,283$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$713,140$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$216,170$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,450$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$741,398$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$832,362$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$194,806$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$628,243$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$576,080$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$390,105$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$568,450$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$702,117$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$92,400$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$301,553$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$418,950$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$261,350$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$649,318$0Yes
John CornynRTX$771,145$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$574,614$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$562,400$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$615,122$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$436,204$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$348,144$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$478,240$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$274,900$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$249,765$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$205,479$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$335,498$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$547,966$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$292,799$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$672,845$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$666,750$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$443,310$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$481,987$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$939,126$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$235,286$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$311,565$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$784,018$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$186,112$0Yes
John HoevenRND$195,021$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$135,775$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$834,685$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$860,377$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$647,736$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$158,408$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$588,378$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$370,119$0Yes
James LankfordROK$431,590$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$107,240$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$248,465$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$300,700$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$447,718$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$569,723$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$455,622$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,577,073$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$792,804$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$164,875$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$43,900$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$364,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$251,324$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$600,299$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$532,835$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$590,535$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$328,621$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$611,791$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$769,268$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,603,627$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$247,050$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$249,499$0Yes
Jim RischRID$124,700$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$458,331$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$381,529$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,125,986$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$55,263$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$332,555$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$413,939$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,135,959$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$1,326,287$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$93,300$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$318,108$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$399,400$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$563,952$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$366,985$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$591,954$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$616,281$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$619,371$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,480,170$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$233,963$0Yes
David VitterRLA$110,350$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$958,675$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$551,884$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$161,323$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$268,602$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$825,108$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$10,016,167
Life insurance$7,609,482
Business services$6,782,239
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
Accident & health insurance$4,285,129
Hotels & motels$3,225,273
Residential construction$2,287,322
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Special trade contractors$1,180,587
Construction equipment$1,067,717
Teachers unions$910,780
Retail trade$815,174
Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
General business associations$683,423
Manufacturing$635,786
Equipment rental & leasing$605,597
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
Builders associations$431,550
Small business associations$392,318
Plumbing & pipe products$374,644
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Wholesale trade$331,305
Auto repair$169,890

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Small business associations$392,318
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