Health insurance market, commercial; JLARC to study measures to increase competition. (HJ53)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Study; competition in the commercial health insurance market; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study measures to increase competition in the commercial health insurance market in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, the Commission shall (i) determine the extent of concentration in the commercial health insurance market; (ii) analyze the effects of such level of concentration on the cost and availability of commercial health insurance products in the Commonwealth; (iii) identify issues responsible for the extent of such market concentration; (iv) determine whether the requirement that health insurers offer to small employers the essential and standard health plan should be repealed; and (v) recommend solutions to address any negative effects of market concentration. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/28/2007Committee
12/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080017664
12/28/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2008Left in Rules