S. 1099 - PACE Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
Sponsor:
Summary:
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

PACE Act

S. 1099 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market.
Other Titles
  • PACE Act
  • Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
  • PACE Act
Sponsor
Tim Scott
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Small business
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/27/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/27/2015
4/27/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
4/27/2015Introduced in Senate
5/18/2016Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-675.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $227,275 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $509,657 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $1,364,536 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $1,387,875 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $666,616 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $1,248,790 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $1,111,406 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $741,389 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $1,296,119 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $1,612,390 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $1,219,028 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $2,373,229 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $461,176 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $463,652 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $1,576,785 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $1,631,539 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $827,224 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $1,311,848 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $1,285,418 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $967,282 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $1,984,077 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $2,311,985 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $1,510,236 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $3,186,673 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $642,006 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $862,905 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $1,984,393 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $1,752,450 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $941,240 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $1,408,687 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $1,149,226 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $1,018,590 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $1,755,696 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $2,168,720 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $1,516,026 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,717,535 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $87,595 Against $0

Votes

    31 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    PACE Act

    31 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, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    American Rental Association
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    American Supply Association
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Auto Care Association
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Communicating for America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
    Council for Affordable Health Coverage
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Latino Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
    National Association for the Self-Employed
    Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
    National Association of Health Underwriters
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Association of Home Builders
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Club Association
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Restaurant Association
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    National Retail Federation
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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 7, 2015, from National Roofing Contractors Association.
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    Kerrigan, Karen (2015, May 28). S. 1099: Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act. Retrieved May 29, 2015, from SBE Council.
    Society for Human Resource Management
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 2015, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Society of American Florists
    Undersigned (2015, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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, May 20). Joint Letter Supporting Small Group Expansion (S. 1099) Legislation. Retrieved May 20, 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 during the 114th U.S. Congress, 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
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$383,867$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$869,415$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$263,066$0
    John BarrassoRWY$272,950$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$704,734$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$275,195$0
    Roy BluntRMO$870,903$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$717,340$0
    John BoozmanRAR$208,870$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$13,450$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$725,148$0
    Richard BurrRNC$796,962$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$200,584$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$567,793$0
    Ben CardinDMD$552,830$0
    Tom CarperDDE$389,905$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$564,663$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$678,668$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$86,900$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$286,953$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$416,450$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$249,350$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$635,478$0
    John CornynRTX$756,545$0
    Tom CottonRAR$556,647$0
    Mike CrapoRID$541,850$0
    Ted CruzRTX$595,372$0
    Steve DainesRMT$409,454$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$336,644$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$443,890$0
    Mike EnziRWY$268,400$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$241,265$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$185,557$0
    Deb FischerRNE$328,670$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$511,716$0
    Al FrankenDMN$265,919$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$646,145$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$651,913$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$421,285$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$470,487$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$909,576$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$229,169$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$296,593$0
    Dean HellerRNV$773,218$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$257,672$0
    John HoevenRND$181,921$0
    Jim InhofeROK$135,775$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$808,835$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$817,927$0
    Tim KaineDVA$669,469$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$151,908$0
    Mark KirkRIL$551,428$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$352,397$0
    James LankfordROK$425,040$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,490$0
    Mike LeeRUT$236,115$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$284,700$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$380,393$0
    John McCainRAZ$591,386$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$415,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,557,673$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$793,804$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$134,375$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,900$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$348,250$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$244,824$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$572,349$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$488,963$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$568,535$0
    Rand PaulRKY$314,971$0
    David PerdueRGA$583,266$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$746,268$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,551,687$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$225,800$0
    Harry ReidDNV$241,599$0
    Jim RischRID$119,700$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$449,367$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$371,529$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,052,143$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$37,813$0
    Ben SasseRNE$312,405$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$385,314$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,076,110$0
    Tim ScottRSC$1,299,537$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$90,700$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$319,748$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$399,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$557,918$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$353,785$0
    Jon TesterDMT$569,604$0
    John ThuneRSD$588,231$0
    Thom TillisRNC$611,871$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,429,891$0
    Tom UdallDNM$217,563$0
    David VitterRLA$104,200$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$917,075$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$496,078$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$140,773$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$249,552$0
    Ron WydenDOR$790,958$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$383,867$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$869,415$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$263,066$0
    John BarrassoRWY$272,950$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$704,734$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$275,195$0
    Roy BluntRMO$870,903$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$717,340$0
    John BoozmanRAR$208,870$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$13,450$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$725,148$0
    Richard BurrRNC$796,962$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$200,584$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$567,793$0
    Ben CardinDMD$552,830$0
    Tom CarperDDE$389,905$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$564,663$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$678,668$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$86,900$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$286,953$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$416,450$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$249,350$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$635,478$0
    John CornynRTX$756,545$0
    Tom CottonRAR$556,647$0
    Mike CrapoRID$541,850$0
    Ted CruzRTX$595,372$0
    Steve DainesRMT$409,454$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$336,644$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$443,890$0
    Mike EnziRWY$268,400$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$241,265$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$185,557$0
    Deb FischerRNE$328,670$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$511,716$0
    Al FrankenDMN$265,919$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$646,145$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$651,913$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$421,285$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$470,487$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$909,576$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$229,169$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$296,593$0
    Dean HellerRNV$773,218$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$257,672$0
    John HoevenRND$181,921$0
    Jim InhofeROK$135,775$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$808,835$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$817,927$0
    Tim KaineDVA$669,469$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$151,908$0
    Mark KirkRIL$551,428$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$352,397$0
    James LankfordROK$425,040$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,490$0
    Mike LeeRUT$236,115$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$284,700$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$380,393$0
    John McCainRAZ$591,386$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$415,500$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,557,673$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$793,804$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$134,375$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,900$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$348,250$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$244,824$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$572,349$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$488,963$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$568,535$0
    Rand PaulRKY$314,971$0
    David PerdueRGA$583,266$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$746,268$0
    Rob PortmanROH$1,551,687$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$225,800$0
    Harry ReidDNV$241,599$0
    Jim RischRID$119,700$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$449,367$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$371,529$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,052,143$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$37,813$0
    Ben SasseRNE$312,405$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$385,314$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,076,110$0
    Tim ScottRSC$1,299,537$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$90,700$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$319,748$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$399,400$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$557,918$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$353,785$0
    Jon TesterDMT$569,604$0
    John ThuneRSD$588,231$0
    Thom TillisRNC$611,871$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,429,891$0
    Tom UdallDNM$217,563$0
    David VitterRLA$104,200$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$917,075$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$496,078$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$140,773$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$249,552$0
    Ron WydenDOR$790,958$0

    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
    Retail trade$815,174
    Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
    General business associations$683,423
    Manufacturing$635,786
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Equipment rental & leasing$605,597
    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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