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Key Votes

2010 Georgia Health and Health Care Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 1, 2010 GA HB 307 Hospital Medicaid Fee Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 15)
March 26, 2010 GA SB 407 Allowing the Purchasing of Health Insurance Policies Approved in Other States Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16)
March 26, 2010 GA SB 399 General Assembly Authorization Requirements for Implementation of Federal Health Care Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 22, 2010 GA HR 1086 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - House (111 - 61)
March 17, 2010 GA SR 794 Prohibiting Health Care Mandates Resolution Failed - Senate (34 - 19)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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