SB 169-1_ Filed 02/14/2008, 09:52


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COMMITTEE REPORT


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7

                                                        NO:
4

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Committee on       Public Health     , to which was referred       Senate Bill 169     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 18; (08)AM016902.2. -->     Page 2, after line 18, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (08)AM016902.3. -->     "SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "commission" refers to the single payer health coverage commission established by subsection (b).
    (b) The single payer health coverage commission is established.
    (c) The commission consists of the following members who serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority:
        (1) Four (4) members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, not more than two (2) of whom may be members of the same political party.
        (2) Four (4) members appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate, not more than two (2) of whom may be members of the same political party.
        (3) Four (4) members appointed by the governor, not more

than two (2) of whom may be members of the same political party.
A member of the general assembly may not be appointed to the commission.
    (d) Each appointing authority specified in subsection (c) shall appoint members from different regions of Indiana, including:
        (1) one (1) member who has health insurance expertise;
        (2) one (1) member who is a health care provider;
        (3) one (1) member who is a human resources representative in business or government; and
        (4) one (1) member who is a consumer with health insurance knowledge.
    (e) The governor shall appoint the chairperson of the commission from among the members appointed under subsection (c)(3).
    (f) The commission shall do the following:
        (1) Compile, review, and evaluate information concerning single payer health coverage systems, including:
            (A) an analysis of each model of single payer health coverage system that exists in another state or country;
            (B) data demonstrating success, failure, problems, and solutions to problems with regard to each single payer health coverage system that exists in another state or country; and
            (C) potential public and private resources and methods to use in establishing a single payer health coverage system.
        (2) Make recommendations for a variety of possibilities, and enumeration of perceived strengths and weaknesses of each possibility, for implementation of a single payer health coverage system to provide health coverage for every Indiana resident. The recommendations must be made for consideration by the governor and the general assembly in working toward providing health coverage for every Indiana resident and include possibilities for a:
            (A) dedicated source of funding for the single payer health coverage system; and
            (B) plan of health coverage to be provided through the single payer health coverage system.


    (g) The commission shall make the recommendations required by subsection (f) to the governor and, in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6, to the legislative council before December 1, 2008.
    (h) The department of insurance and the state department of health shall staff the commission.
    (i) The expenses of the commission shall be paid by the department of insurance.
    (j) Each member of the commission who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (k) Each member of the commission who is a state employee but who is not a member of the general assembly is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (l) The affirmative votes of a majority of the members appointed to the commission are required for the commission to take action on any measure.
    (m) This SECTION expires December 31, 2008.

SOURCE: ; (08)AM016902.4. -->     SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 169 as printed January 25, 2008.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

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Representative Brown C


AM016902/DI 77    2008