Reprinted

April 8, 2003





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1643

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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.





Hasler , Brown C , Becker , Welch
(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.

SENATE ACTION

    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.





Reprinted

April 8, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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ENGROSSED

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
        (2) assist;
a nonprofit organization with the purpose to implement and administer a program to provide health care to uninsured Indiana residents.
    (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 SECTION.
        (2) Issuing a plan card that is valid for one (1) year to an individual whom:
            (A) the office has determined is eligible for the program;

and
            (B) has paid the office a registration fee determined by the office.
        (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.