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Bill Detail: HB19-1004

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Title Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option
Status Governor Signed (05/17/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

The bill requires the department of health care policy and

financing and the division of insurance in the department of regulatory
agencies (departments) to develop and submit a proposal (proposal) to
certain committees of the general assembly concerning the design, costs,
benefits, and implementation of a state option for health care coverage.
Additionally, the departments shall present a summary of the proposal at
the annual joint hearings with the legislative committees of reference
during the interim before the 2020 legislative session.
The proposal must contain a detailed analysis of a state option and
must identify the most effective implementation of a state option based
on affordability to consumers at different income levels, administrative
and financial burden to the state, ease of implementation, and likelihood
of success in meeting the objectives described in the bill. The proposal
must also identify any necessary changes to state law to implement the
In developing the proposal, the departments shall engage in a
stakeholder process that includes public and private health insurance
experts, consumers, consumer advocates, employers, providers, and
carriers. Further, the departments shall review any information relating to
a pilot program operated by the state personnel director as a result of
legislation that may be enacted during the 2019 legislative session.
The departments shall prepare and submit any necessary federal
waivers or state plan amendments to implement the proposal, unless a bill
is filed within the filing deadlines for the 2020 legislative session that
substantially alters the federal authorization required for the proposal and
the bill is not postponed indefinitely in the first committee.

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