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11:21 AM, Sep 17, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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PART 2—CONSUMER CHOICES AND INSURANCE COMPETITION THROUGH HEALTH

BENEFIT EXCHANGES

Sec. 1311. Affordable choices of health benefit plans .......................................69

Sec. 1312. Consumer choice ................................................................................80

Sec. 1313. Financial integrity ..............................................................................83

PART 3—STATE FLEXIBILITY RELATING TO EXCHANGES

Sec. 1321. State flexibility in operation and enforcement of Exchanges

and related requirements ............................................................................. 85

Sec. 1322. Federal program to assist establishment and operation of nonprofit,

member-run health insurance issuers ............................................. 86

Sec. 1323. Community health insurance option [stricken] ......................... 92

Sec. 1323. Funding for the territories ........................................................... 92

Sec. 1324. Level playing field ........................................................................ 93

PART 4—STATE FLEXIBILITY TO ESTABLISH ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

Sec. 1331. State flexibility to establish basic health programs for low-income

individuals not eligible for Medicaid .............................................. 93

Sec. 1332. Waiver for State innovation ......................................................... 98

Sec. 1333. Provisions relating to offering of plans in more than one

State ............................................................................................................... 100

Sec. 1334. Multi-State plans .......................................................................... 101

PART 5—REINSURANCE AND RISK ADJUSTMENT

Sec. 1341. Transitional reinsurance program for individual market in

each State ...................................................................................................... 105

Sec. 1342. Establishment of risk corridors for plans in individual and

small group markets ..................................................................................... 108

Sec. 1343. Risk adjustment ............................................................................ 109

Subtitle E—Affordable Coverage Choices for All Americans

PART I—PREMIUM TAX CREDITS AND COST-SHARING REDUCTIONS

SUBPART A—PREMIUM TAX CREDITS AND COST-SHARING REDUCTIONS

Sec. 1401. Refundable tax credit providing premium assistance for coverage

under a qualified health plan ............................................................ 110

Sec. 1402. Reduced cost-sharing for individuals enrolling in qualified

health plans ................................................................................................... 119

SUBPART B—ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS

Sec. 1411. Procedures for determining eligibility for Exchange participation,

premium tax credits and reduced cost-sharing, and individual

responsibility exemptions ............................................................................. 123

Sec. 1412. Advance determination and payment of premium tax credits

and cost-sharing reductions ......................................................................... 131

Sec. 1413. Streamlining of procedures for enrollment through an exchange

and State Medicaid, CHIP, and health subsidy programs ........... 133

Sec. 1414. Disclosures to carry out eligibility requirements for certain

programs ........................................................................................................ 135

Sec. 1415. Premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction payments disregarded

for Federal and Federally-assisted programs ............................. 137

Sec. 1416. Study of geographic variation in application of FPL ................. 137

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