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LD 1264 - Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a different funding mechanism, a 2.14 percent tax on paid claims, for Dirigo, the state subsidized health insurance program.

Highlights:
-Requires all health insurance carriers, 3rd party administrators, and employee benefit excess carriers to pay a monthly 2.14 percent access payment (tax) on all paid claims except accidental injury, specified disease, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, disability income, long-term care, Medicare supplement or other limited benefit claims (Sec. 4). -Allows the superintendent to revoke the certificate of authority to transact insurance if an entity fails to pay (Sec.4). -Sets goals for the Board of Trustees of Dirigo Health in order to increase affordability and reach uninsured individuals (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (83-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a different funding mechanism, a 2.14 percent tax on paid claims, for Dirigo, the state subsidized health insurance program.

Highlights:
-Requires all health insurance carriers, 3rd party administrators, and employee benefit excess carriers to pay a monthly 2.14 percent access payment (tax) on all paid claims except accidental injury, specified disease, hospital indemnity, dental, vision, disability income, long-term care, Medicare supplement or other limited benefit claims (Sec. 4). -Allows the superintendent to revoke the certificate of authority to transact insurance if an entity fails to pay (Sec.4). -Sets goals for the Board of Trustees of Dirigo Health in order to increase affordability and reach uninsured individuals (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expand and Fund DirigoChoice Health Insurance

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Peter B. 'Pete' Bowman (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Mitchell (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Hannah M. Pingree (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
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