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S. 1099 - PACE Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$358,176
$3,225,273
$605,597
$374,644
$431,550
$169,890
$683,423
$1,301,294
$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
$612,336
$1,180,587
$48,281,274
$0

opposed this bill

Small business associations (split)
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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Legislator Filters
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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