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HB 4164 - Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange - Key Vote

Oregon Key Votes

Gene Whisnant voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends certain operations of the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation (ORHIX).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the ORHIX Corporation to borrow money and provide funding for facilities and operations (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that any money borrowed by the ORHIX corporation or funds granted from the ORHIX corporation do not constitute a pledge of the “full faith and credit” of the State of Oregon (Sec. 1). 
  • Prohibits the State of Oregon from paying debts incurred by the ORHIX corporation (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the following individuals and entities to purchase insurance through the exchange, effective October 1, 2015 (Secs. 10 & 11):
    • Employers with no more than 100 employees; 
    • Individuals and families; and
    • School districts and eligible employees of school districts.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends certain operations of the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation (ORHIX).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the ORHIX Corporation to borrow money and provide funding for facilities and operations (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that any money borrowed by the ORHIX corporation or funds granted from the ORHIX corporation do not constitute a pledge of the “full faith and credit” of the State of Oregon (Sec. 1). 
  • Prohibits the State of Oregon from paying debts incurred by the ORHIX corporation (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the following individuals and entities to purchase insurance through the exchange, effective October 1, 2015 (Secs. 10 & 11):
    • Employers with no more than 100 employees; 
    • Individuals and families; and
    • School districts and eligible employees of school districts.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Implementing the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

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