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2011 House Bill 4734: Eliminate sunset on MMQAA health care provider tax

Public Act 144 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on June 9, 2011
To extend an Oct. 1, 2011 sunset on the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) tax on health care facilities until Oct. 1, 2014. This is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 9, 2011
Reported in the House on June 22, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on June 22, 2011
To extend the sunset on the tax, not eliminate, and stop collecting the tax if the federal government changes the formula that results in this tax garnering more federal Medicaid money for the state.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 22, 2011
Received in the Senate on June 28, 2011
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 28, 2011
Reported in the Senate on August 24, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on August 24, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on August 24, 2011
To extend an Oct. 1, 2011 sunset on the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) tax on health care facilities until Oct. 1, 2015. This is a bed tax or fee on health care providers that is used to generate more federal Medicaid matching funds, resulting in a net gain for some but not all of the providers.
Received in the House on August 24, 2011
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 20, 2011

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