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SB19-004

Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program

Concerning measures to address the high costs of health insurance in the state, and, in connection therewith, modifying the health care coverage cooperatives laws to include consumer protections and allow consumers to collectively negotiate rates directly with providers.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Health Care & Health Insurance
State Government
Bill Summary

Health care cooperatives - consumer protections - consumers negotiating rates.

The act modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives in the state to incorporate consumer protections such as coverage for preexisting conditions and to encourage consumers to help control health care costs by negotiating rates on a collective basis directly with providers. The act authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply for a federal waiver as necessary to implement the act.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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