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2015 House Bill 5105: Extend Medicaid health insurance claims tax

Public Act 50 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on December 1, 2015
To extend until 2024 the 2017 sunset on a 0.75 percent tax on health insurance claims, which is designed to “game” the federal Medicaid program in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare establishment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on December 1, 2015
Reported in the House on December 2, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on December 8, 2015
To revise details of how the tax levy is apportioned.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 8, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on December 8, 2015
To remove another provision ending this tax after 2017.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 8, 2015
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2015
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on December 9, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 24, 2016
To extend the tax until 2020 rather than 2025.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 24, 2016
Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on February 24, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To extend until 2020 the 2017 sunset on a 0.75 percent tax on health insurance claims, which is designed to “game” the federal Medicaid program in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare establishment.
Received in the House on February 24, 2016
Passed 77 to 25 in the House on February 24, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 15, 2016

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