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(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 22, 2016. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to temporarily exempt from penalties for failing to purchase and maintain minimum essential health care coverage individuals whose coverage under a plan offered by a qualified nonprofit health insurance issuer receiving funds through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program was terminated. The exemption applies as of the first month for which the coverage was terminated and continues for the remaining months of the calendar year.

Policy Area


Legislative Terms

  • comprehensive health care
  • health care costs and insurance
  • health care coverage and access
  • sales and excise taxes
  • tax administration and collection, taxpayers