Introduced:

Sept. 24, 1991, by Rep. Robert Matsui (D-Calif.)

Bill number:

H.R. 3393

Eligibility:

All children through age 21 years and pregnant women are eligible for the program.

Structure:

Play or pay system. Employers will either provide a qualified insurance package for dependents or they will pay a payroll tax to the State Administered Insurance Fund (SAIF). The states will administer the SAIF through private insurance companies. Insurers, whether contracting with the state or with an employer, will be required to provide a standard benefit package.

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