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SB 404 - Health Insurance Marketplace - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (42-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Health Insurance Marketplace

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Georgia Health Marketplace (GHM): an Internet-based health insurance marketplace that allows consumers to compare and shop for health insurance policies.

Highlights:
- Requires the GHM to provide brief descriptions of deductibles, co-payment requirements, covered providers, benefits, premiums, financial soundness ratings, and coverage limits [sec. 1 (33-62-5) (a)]. - Requires the GHM to include the following health care programs [sec. 1 (33-62-5) (b)]:
    - PeachCare for Kids; - Initiatives for programs created by the Department of Community Health; - Traditional health insurance programs provided by insurers; - Individual health care savings accounts; - Health care services provided by a physician or hospital that does not require a health care provider to manage any risks; and - Individual catastrophic coverage products.
- Requires all insurance policies offered on the GHM to cover the following procedures: ovarian cancer screenings, colon cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, pap smears, mammograms and prostate specific antigen tests [sec. 1 (33-62-8) (f)]. - Requires any health care provider that offers one or more catastrophic coverage policy through the GHM to provide at least one individual accident and sickness insurance policy that includes all state mandated benefits [sec. 1 (33-62-8) (c)]. - This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Health Insurance Marketplace

Sponsors

  • Greg Goggans (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee Hawkins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph T. Hudgens (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Rogers (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mitchell W. 'Mitch' Seabaugh (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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