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SB 217 - Extended Health Care Coverage - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

James Kerr voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements James Kerr made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Extended Health Care Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requests interested health care coverage providers to submit proposals for how health care coverage could be expanded to low-income residents of Colorado were the legislature to enact such a program.

Highlights:
-Requires the State Department and an appointed panel to request information from health care coverage providers and other interested parties regarding health care coverage plans for the uninsured, including expected changes in insurance rates if all residents of Colorado are required to obtain health care coverage (Sec. 1). -Requires health care coverage providers and other interested parties to provide estimated coverage plan costs based on the assumption that they would provide the lowest level of benefits that may be offered in the market and have all or a part of the premium of low income individuals or families paid by the state (Sec. 1). -Requires the State Department and panel to submit a report to the legislature regarding the potential cost of implementing a program as suggested in this bill, a summary of the information requested, and recommend to the assembly what legislation would be necessary (Sec 1). -Appropriates $128,700 from the general fund and $62,500 in cash funds from gifts and grants for this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (44-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Extended Health Care Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requests interested health care coverage providers to submit proposals for how health care coverage could be expanded to low-income residents of Colorado were the legislature to enact such a program.

Highlights:
-Requires the State Department and an appointed panel to request information from health care coverage providers and other interested parties regarding health care coverage plans for the uninsured, including expected changes in insurance rates if all residents of Colorado are required to obtain health care coverage (Sec. 1). -Requires health care coverage providers and other interested parties to provide estimated coverage plan costs based on the assumption that they would provide the lowest level of benefits that may be offered in the market and have all or a part of the premium of low income individuals or families paid by the state (Sec. 1). -Requires the State Department and panel to submit a report to the legislature regarding the potential cost of implementing a program as suggested in this bill, a summary of the information requested, and recommend to the assembly what legislation would be necessary (Sec 1). -Appropriates $128,700 from the general fund and $62,500 in cash funds from gifts and grants for this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Extended Health Care Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requests interested health care coverage providers to submit proposals for how health care coverage could be expanded to low-income residents of Colorado were the legislature to enact such a program.

Highlights:
-Requires the State Department and an appointed panel to request information from interested health care insurance providers regarding health care coverage plans for the uninsured, including the expected change in insurance rates if all residents of Colorado are required to obtain health care coverage (Sec. 1). -Requires health care coverage providers to provide estimated coverage plan costs based on the assumption they would provide the lowest level of benefits that may be offered in the market, allow that all or a part of the premium of low income individuals or families be paid by the state, and that the state will make possible such a program in the future (Sec. 1). -Requires the State Department and the appointed panel to evaluate the data collected from health care insurance providers along with actuarial projections and cost saving methods, in order to issue requests to insurers to obtain possible design schemes for health care coverage plans and make suggestions to the governor regarding needed legislation (Sec. 1). -Appropriates $144,600 to fund this study (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Extended Health Care Coverage

Sponsors

  • Bob Hagedorn (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Johnson (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. 'Tom' Massey Jr. (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne L. McGihon (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen S. Roberts (CO - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Betty Boyd (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Gibbs (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter C. Groff (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Isgar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maryanne 'Moe' Keller (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Shawn Mitchell (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Morse (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Rice (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Romer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Stafford (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Abel J. Tapia (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Suzanne S. Williams (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue Windels (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
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