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House Bill 1008


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House Bill 1008

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB 1008 (Updated February 28, 2007 8:32 am - DI 97)

Health coverage. Provides for a tax credit related to employee wellness programs. Increases the cigarette tax by 25 cents per pack for deposit in the health coverage fund. Provides a deduction from an individual's adjusted gross income for certain amounts spent on health insurance coverage. Increases the income limit for Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women from 150% to 200% of the federal income poverty level. Creates the health coverage program to be administered by the office of the children's health insurance program (CHIP). Provides for 12 continuous months of eligibility for an eligible child under Medicaid, CHIP, or the health coverage program. Establishes the health coverage fund to fund the health coverage program. Allows an accident and sickness insurer to provide coverage under an individual policy to certain adult children upon the request of the policyholder. Establishes the healthy Indiana task force. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for certain federal approvals, including approval of a state plan amendment or a waiver to provide for presumptive eligibility for Medicaid for certain pregnant women. Requires establishment of a demonstration project for a health care management program and a pilot project for small employers to obtain health care coverage for employees. Makes conforming changes. Makes an appropriation.
Current Status:
 Defeated - first House
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