Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; created, report. (HB1947)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund. Requires employers to withhold from wages payable to employees who are not covered by a health insurance policy an amount equal to five percent of their wages. The withheld moneys are to be remitted to the State Corporation Commission, which will allocate the funds among the licensed hospitals that have provided emergency care for which they have not been paid, based on the ratio of each hospital's unpaid costs to the statewide total. The Health Commissioner is required to collect information from licensed hospitals regarding the amount of their unpaid emergency care. Only hospitals that provide the requested data are eligible to receive distributions from the Fund. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2007Committee
01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078259472
01/05/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2007Assigned C & L sub: Insurance (Hargrove)
01/28/2007Impact statement from SCC (HB1947)
02/06/2007Left in Commerce and Labor

Comments

William Thesier writes:

This legislation is poorly thought out. It places a tremendous burden on small employers with young workforces. Prior to preparing every payroll, the small business employer would have to check with every employee who has insurace through another source to see if they have insurance. This is unreasonably burdensome for small employers, the biggest employer block in the Commonwealth. I strongly urge it's defeat.