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2007 House Bill 5283: Revise BCBS individual health insurance policy regulations (Senate Roll Call 279)
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Passed 23 to 13 in the Senate on May 1, 2008, to streamline certain regulations on Blue Cross Blue Shield related to the non-profit insurer seeking approval for rate increases, require annual reports from BSBC on projects related to its “social mission,” impose on BCBS the same regulations on health insurance policies for individuals (as opposed to groups or employees) that would apply to for-profit companies under House Bill 5282, allow health insurance discounts for customers who don’t smoke or participate in certain “wellness” programs, and add two new members appointed by the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader to the BCBS board. The bill does not contain the state “high risk pool” of the House-passed version of this legislative package.
View All of House Bill 5283: History, Amendments & Comments 

The vote was 23 in favor, 13 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 279 at Senate Journal 42)

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In Favor In Favor
Against Against
Not Voting Not Voting
 Undecided
Republican
95595%
1000%
4964%
21 total votes
Democrat
178317%
762476%
5955%
17 total votes

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Revise BCBS individual health insurance policy regulations

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Gleason (D)Schauer (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)Garcia (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)
Jansen (R)Jelinek (R)Kahn (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)
Pappageorge (R)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Basham (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)
Clarke (D)Hunter (D)Olshove (D)Prusi (D)Scott (D)
Switalski (D)Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)  

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Jacobs (D)Patterson (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)  n  Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)  n  Brater (D)Y    Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)  n  Cherry (D)
  n  Clark-Coleman (D)  n  Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)Y    Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Hardiman (R)  n  Hunter (D)  -  Jacobs (D)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
  n  Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)  -  Patterson (R)  n  Prusi (D)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Sanborn (R)Y    Schauer (D)  n  Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Switalski (D)
  n  Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)  n  Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 279 on 2007 House Bill 5283

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