SJ Res. 63 Prohibiting Low-Cost Alternatives to Obamacare (Roll Call 226)
This Democrat-led resolution invokes the Congressional Review Act to prevent consumers from purchasing short-term limited duration insurance plans, which are low-cost alternatives to Obamacare. Specifically, the bill overturns a rule by Department of Health and Human Services that permits the sale of these plans, that are exempt from many of the costly mandates under Obamacare, such as the mandate to cover "essential health benefits." ACU supports efforts to bypass Obamacare and provide consumers with greater freedom to purchase the health care plans that best fit their needs and opposed this resolution. The Senate defeated the resolution on October 10, 2018 by a vote of 50-50.