Appropriations Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-1204

Title:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Vote Date:

5/4/2011

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

3/23/2011

File No.:

526

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Public Health Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

The Appropriations Committee adopted substitute language that removed provisions to create a basic health plan, leaving those portions that create a health exchange in order to satisfy the requirements of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This will position the State for federal re-imbursement requirements without incurring the costs of creating a basic health plan.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

See Public Health Committee Joint Favorable Report of 4/7/11

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

See Public Health Committee Joint Favorable Report of 4/7/11

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

See Public Health Committee Joint Favorable Report of 4/7/11

Reported by: Elizabeth Gillette

Date: May 5, 2011