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HB 1219 - Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

Davy Carter voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FOURTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the "Health Care Independence Program," effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Health Care Independence Program to provide assistance for workers seeking health care (Sec. 21).
  • Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to pay premiums and provide cost-sharing subsidies for “eligible individuals” purchasing private health care plans (Sec. 21).
  • Defines “eligible individuals” as individuals who meet the following criteria (Sec. 21):
    • Individuals between 19 and 65 years of age;
    • Individuals who have an income up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level;
    • Individuals who are United States citizen or have legal documentation to work in the United States; and
    • Individuals who would not be more effectively covered by Medicaid, including those with "exceptional medical needs".
  • Appropriates $100 million from the “Arkansas Healthy Century Trust Fund” for the “Medicaid Expansion Program” (Sec. 19).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the "Health Care Independence Program," effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Health Care Independence Program to provide assistance for workers seeking health care (Sec. 21).
  • Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to pay premiums and provide cost-sharing subsidies for “eligible individuals” purchasing private health care plans (Sec. 21).
  • Defines “eligible individuals” as individuals who meet the following criteria (Sec. 21):
    • Individuals between 19 and 65 years of age;
    • Individuals who have an income up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level;
    • Individuals who are United States citizen or have legal documentation to work in the United States; and
    • Individuals who would not be more effectively covered by Medicaid, including those with "exceptional medical needs".
  • Appropriates $100 million from the “Arkansas Healthy Century Trust Fund” for the “Medicaid Expansion Program” (Sec. 19).
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (69-28) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriates Funds for Private Health Insurance Purchases

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