September 19, 2000
H.R. 2842 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Children's Equity Act of 2000
The Administration strongly supports enactment of H.R. 2842, which is an
Administration proposal that would enable the Federal Government to enroll
an employee and his or her family in the Federal Employees Health Benefits
Program when a State court orders the employee to provide health insurance
coverage for a child of the employee, but the employee fails to provide the
(Rep. Cummings (D) Maryland and 10 cosponsors)
H.R. 2842 would affect direct spending; therefore, it is subject to the
pay-as-you-go requirement of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.
OMB's preliminary estimate is that the bill would increase direct spending
by $1 million in FY 2001 and a total of $10 million during FYs 2001-2005.
Offsets for this proposal were included in the President's FY 2001 Budget.