Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have introduced the State Health Care Choice Act (S. 244).
It would give states the option to “opt-out” of the following major provisions in the health reform law, according to a press release describing the bill:
- Individual mandate – the requirement to buy government-approved health insurance coupled with a financial penalty for not doing so.
- Employer mandate – the requirement for businesses to provide government-approved health insurance coupled with financial penalties for not doing so.
- Medicaid mandate – the forced expansion of state Medicaid programs.
- Benefit mandates – defines what qualifies as a health plan as well as new federal requirements for regulating health insurance.
Bill text is linked here.