Key Votes

H 248 - Establishes Health Insurance Exchange - Key Vote

Idaho Key Votes

Stephen Hartgen voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Health Insurance Exchange

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Health Insurance Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange as a voluntary marketplace to facilitate the selection and purchase of health care plans by individuals, employers, and employees (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange to be financially self-supporting and prohibits the Exchange from requesting financial support from the state (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange is not a state agency and will be overseen by an independent board of directors consisting of the following (Sec. 1):
    • 14 voting members appointed by the governor;
    • 3 voting members of the legislature; and
    • The directors of the Department of Insurance and Department of Health and Welfare as nonvoting members.
  • Requires the board of directors to enter into contracts with businesses in Idaho to provide support for the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange to the “fullest extent” possible (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the exchange or state of Idaho from the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Requiring an individual, insurer, or company to participate in the exchange; 
    • Collecting a penalty for failure to participate in the exchange; and
    • Requiring an individual, insurer, or company to purchase a health benefit plan or stand-alone dental plan.
    • Specifies that if any section of the Affordable Care Act is declared unconstitutional, the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange shall immediately cease enforcing the affected provisions (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes that this bill is effective immediately upon passage, unless the federal establishment date required for health exchanges set in the Affordable Care Act is changed (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Health Insurance Exchange

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange as a voluntary marketplace to facilitate the selection and purchase of health care plans by individuals, employers, and employees (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange to be financially self-supporting and prohibits the Exchange from requesting financial support from the state (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange is not a state agency and will be overseen by an independent board of directors consisting of the following (Sec. 1):
    • 14 voting members appointed by the governor;
    • 3 voting members of the legislature; and
    • The directors of the Department of Insurance and Department of Health and Welfare as nonvoting members.
  • Requires the board of directors to enter into contracts with businesses in Idaho to provide support for the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange to the “fullest extent” possible (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the exchange or state of Idaho from the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Requiring an individual, insurer, or company to participate in the exchange; 
    • Collecting a penalty for failure to participate in the exchange; and
    • Requiring an individual, insurer, or company to purchase a health benefit plan or stand-alone dental plan.
    • Specifies that if any section of the Affordable Care Act is declared unconstitutional, the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange shall immediately cease enforcing the affected provisions (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes that this bill is effective immediately upon passage, unless the federal establishment date required for health exchanges set in the Affordable Care Act is changed (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Health Insurance Exchange

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