2013 House Bill 4044

Ban mandating all health insurance go through "Obamacare“ exchange

Introduced in the House

Jan. 22, 2013

Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R-65)

To prohibit a state “exchange” created under the federal health care law from mandating that insurance companies must sell all health insurance policies through the exchange. The Michigan legislature elected to let the federal government create an exchange here rather than create a state-run version, so the measure would only have effect if that choice is later reversed.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

Dec. 10, 2013

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Dec. 12, 2013

Passed in the House 72 to 37 (details)

Received in the Senate

Jan. 8, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

March 4, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.