2013 Senate Bill 422

Create new low-income medical welfare program

Introduced in the Senate

June 11, 2013

Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R-16)

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.

July 31, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Reported without amendment

Aug. 27, 2013

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Failed in the Senate 9 to 29 (details)