Health Security for All Americans Act, S. 2888

Introduced by Sen. Paul Wellstone to the 106th Congress (1999-2000). No companion legislation was filed in the House.


Photo: Senator Paul Wellstone (at podium) with Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1992.


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Brief Summary of the Legislation

Health Security for All Americans Act – Title I: Health Security for All Americans – Expansion Phase (Phase I) – Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to add a new title XXII (Health Security For All Americans) with a part A (Expansion Phase (Phase I) Plans) providing funds to participating States to enable them to ensure universal health insurance coverage by voluntarily establishing State administered systems which offer at least the benefits provided under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program standard Blue Cross-Blue Shield preferred provider option service benefit plan. Makes appropriations.

Title II: Health Security for All Americans – Universal Phase (Phase II) – Amends SSA title XXII to add a part B (Universal Phase (Phase II) Plans) requiring States by January 1, 2006, to establish and implement State-administered systems to ensure universal health insurance coverage equal to the benefits provided under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program standard Blue Cross-Blue Shield preferred provider option service benefit plan. Provides for funds to States for the establishment and implementation of such systems. Makes necessary appropriations.