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Insurance

Includes consumer liability insurance such as auto and homeowners coverage, credit insurance, life insurance, workers compensation insurance and longterm care and health insurance.

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National Legislation

HR 4952: Improving Seniors Access to Quality Benefits Act

Sponsor: Mike Kelly [R-PA] on 2018-02-06
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4952

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This bill would help remedy a problem known as the “Benchmark Cap,” which penalizes 5.8 million Medicare Advantage enrollees by denying them access to enhanced healthcare benefits based on where they live. Medicare Advantage is an important source of health coverage for over 20 million seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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National Legislation

HR 3746 : Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sean Duffy [R-WI] on 2017-09-12
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3746

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This legislation would allow companies offering credit-related insurance products to avoid Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight. If passed, companies could engage in deceptive and fraudulent practices involving the sale of forced mortgage and auto insurance, credit insurance add-ons and private mortgage insurance.

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National Legislation

HR 676: Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

Sponsor: John Conyers Jr. [D-MI] on 2017-01-24
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr676

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This bill establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary care, prescription drugs, emergency, long-term care, and mental health services.

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National Legislation

S 771: Improving Access To Affordable Prescription Drugs Act

Sponsor: Alan Franken [D-MNnull] on 2017-03-29
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s771

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This bill aims to stop prescription drug corporations from gouging consumers with high prices on the medicines they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

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National Legislation

S 626: A bill to create a dedicated inspector general for the CFPB

Sponsor: Rob Portman [R-OH] on 2017-03-14
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s626

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This bill would create unecessary bureaucratic hoops for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), thwarting its attemps to do its job and protect consumers. Specifically, the bill would create a dedicated, Senate-confirmed inspector general to oversee the Bureau.

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National Legislation

S 550: Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2017

Sponsor: Patrick Leahy [D-VTnull] on 2017-03-07
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s550

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The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act would ensure that mandatory arbitration clauses cannot be interpreted to preempt civil rights claims or other statutory causes of actions.

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National Legislation

S 537: Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017

Sponsor: Alan Franken [D-MNnull] on 2017-01-20
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s537

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Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017 would prohibit the use of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust cases.

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National Legislation

S 34: Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017

Sponsor: Ron Johnson [R-WInull] on 2017-01-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s34

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Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to target and revoke mulitiple regulations that were passed in the final year of a President Obama's term. Many of the regulations on the potential chopping block address consumer, environmental, energy, and natural resources issues.