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Rep. Burgess, Sen. Scott Introduce “Copper Plan” Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) recently introduced the Increasing Access to Care Act, legislation aimed at increasing the affordability of health care for American families by permitting individuals to purchase “copper level” health insurance coverage. Last year, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced companion legislation of the same title.

"With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Americans have been severely limited – if not functionally uninsured – by sky-high premiums and inaccessible health care rates. This bill will give American families more options and the freedom to choose health insurance that makes the most sense for them,” said Dr. Burgess. “I appreciate Senator Scott’s partnership in this work to restore affordable health care choices and liberty to the American people.”

“Our goal should be to help our families gain greater access to affordable and flexible healthcare plans that meet their individual needs,” said Sen. Scott. “That is why I introduced my bipartisan Increasing Access to Care Act as a way to ensure folks are able to choose plans that help them get the coverage they need and prevent them from falling into medical bankruptcy when emergencies happen. I am glad to see Dr. Burgess has taken on this effort in the House and we look forward to continuing to advocate for this change and give Americans the power of choice when it comes to purchasing insurance.”

For more information, please see the full text of H.R. 6050.