Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 11, 2013, to create a new state medical welfare program that for a minimal monthly premium ($5 to $20) would provide insurance benefits to individuals below the federal poverty level who are not eligible for federal Medicaid subsidies (which mostly applies to childless adults). This is potentially an alternative to the Medicaid expansion portion of the federal health care law called “Obamacare” by most people.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on July 31, 2013.
Reported in the Senate on July 31, 2013.
Substitute offered in the Senate on August 27, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on August 27, 2013.