Health Care Choice Act

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The Health Care Choice Act is a bill that proposes allowing health insurance companies to sell health insurance across U.S. state lines.

Health Care Choice Act of 2005[edit]

On May 12, 2005, The Health Care Choice Act of 2005, was introduced as H.R.2355 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) and as S.1015 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).

H.R.2355 gained 71 Republican co-sponsors in the House (Rep. Ed Towns (D-NY) signed on as a co-sponsor a day before and withdrew as a co-sponsor two days after the hearing on the bill) and S.1015 gained 3 Republican co-sponsors in the Senate.

On June 28, 2005, a hearing on H.R 2335 was held by the House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce with five invited witnesses.
Three witnesses testified in favor of H.R.2355:

Two witnesses testified against H.R.2355:

On July 20, 2005, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a vote of 24 to 23 (24 Republicans in favor, 21 Democrats and 2 Republicans opposed) ordered H.R.2355 reported favorably out of committee, which it was on February 16, 2006, and subsequently died with no further action in the full House. S.1015 died in committee.

Health Care Choice Act of 2007[edit]

On December 12, 2007, The Health Care Choice Act of 2007, was introduced as H.R.4460 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), and as of January 17, 2008, had 43 Republican co-sponsors.

Health Care Choice Act of 2009[edit]

On July 14, 2009, The Health Care Choice Act of 2009, was introduced as H.R.3217 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), and as of September 7, 2009, had 5 Republican co-sponsors.

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