Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to direct the Health Finance Commission to conduct a study during the interim regarding health coverage systems which have been considered and implemented across the country and the world in order to answer the needs of insured and uninsured Hoosiers.



SIMPSON , MILLER




     , read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to direct the Health Finance Commission to conduct a study during the interim regarding health coverage systems which have been considered and implemented across the country and the world in order to answer the needs of insured and uninsured Hoosiers.

    Whereas, the number of uninsured Hoosiers has risen to a two decade high comprising 14.2% of the population; and

    Whereas, 144,000 Hoosier children remain uninsured; and

    Whereas, the percentage of Hoosier firms offering health benefits to their employees has fallen significantly by 5.9% over the past five years; and

    Whereas, the percentage of small firms who offer their employees coverage has fallen by 11% over the past five years; and

    Whereas, the cost of health insurance has risen by a dramatic 73% over the past five years; and

    Whereas, health insurance premiums across the country increased by nearly four times the rate of inflation; Therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Legislative Council is urged to direct the Health Finance Commission to conduct a study during the interim regarding health coverage systems which have been considered and implemented across the country and the world in order to answer the needs of insured and uninsured Hoosiers.
    SECTION 2. That the Commission shall operate under the direction of the Legislative Council and shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.