April 8, 2003
HOUSE BILL No. 1643
DIGEST OF HB 1643
(Updated April 7, 2003 3:01 PM - DI 84)
Citations Affected: Noncode.
Synopsis: Health care for the uninsured. Requires the office of the
secretary of family and social services (office) to cooperate and assist
a nonprofit organization that has the purpose of providing health care
to uninsured residents by: (1) determining eligibility for the program;
(2) issuing plan cards to eligible individuals; (3) setting a registration
fee; and (4) operating a toll free telephone number for participants in
the program to receive referrals.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
, Brown C
(SENATE SPONSORS _ DILLON, SIMPSON, LAWSON C, BRODEN)
January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
February 20, 2003, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
February 25, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 27, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 94, nays 0.
March 4, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
April 3, 2003, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
April 7, 2003, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
April 8, 2003
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1643
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning human services.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (03)EH1643.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "office" refers to the office of the secretary of family
and social services established by IC 12-8-1-1.
(b) The office shall:
(1) cooperate with; and
a nonprofit organization with the purpose to implement and
administer a program to provide health care to uninsured Indiana
(c) The office shall assist a nonprofit organization that has the
purpose described in subsection (b) with the following:
(1) Determining eligibility of potential participants who have
an income of not more than one hundred percent (100%) of
the federal poverty level for a program described in this
(2) Issuing a plan card that is valid for one (1) year to an
(A) the office has determined is eligible for the program;
(B) has paid the office a registration fee determined by the
(3) Operating a toll free telephone number that provides
provider referral services for participants in the program.
(4) Implementing the program described in this SECTION to
combine the resources of the office and the nonprofit
organization in a manner that would not result in the
additional expenditure of state funds.