HOUSE BILL No. 1643
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Health care for the uninsured. Requires the office of the
secretary of family and social services (office) to cooperate and assist
Health Indiana, a nonprofit organization, in providing health care to
uninsured residents by: (1) determining eligibility for the program; (2)
issuing plan cards to eligible individuals; and (3) operating a toll free
telephone number for participants in the program to receive referrals.
Requires the office to: (1) determine whether a potential participant is
eligible for any other state or federal assistance program; and (2)
inform individuals who seek assistance from the office about federal,
state, and privately run programs available to the individual and the
method by which the individual may obtain program services.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
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)IN1643.1.1. -->
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
(b) The office shall:
(1) cooperate with; and
the nonprofit organization Health Indiana to implement and
administer a program to provide health care to uninsured Indiana
(c) The office shall assist Health Indiana 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 Health Indiana's program.
(2) Issuing a plan card to an individual whom the office
determines is eligible for the Health Indiana program that is
valid for one (1) year.
(3) Operating a toll free telephone number that provides
provider referral services for participants in the Health
(d) The office shall do the following:
(1) Determine whether a potential participant is eligible for
any other state or federal assistance program.
(2) Inform individuals who seek assistance from the office
about federal, state, and privately run programs available to
the individual and the method by which the individual may
obtain program services. Services include private
pharmaceutical drug discount programs.