Individual health insurance coverage; expands scope of who is eligible. (HB258)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), and Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individual health insurance coverage.  Expands the scope of who is an eligible person for purposes of guaranteed availability of individual health insurance coverage regardless of health status to include persons whose most recent prior creditable coverage was under the Commonwealth's Medicaid plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102874D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB258)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/22/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read third time
02/25/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB258ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/04/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB258ER)
03/06/2010Signed by President
04/07/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 7/1/10)
04/07/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)


Kenneth Ehrenthal writes:

I wish we could make a distinction between health care and health insurance. Health insurance only adds to the bottom line of companies whose whole purpose is to make money. Health care is only concerned with the overall health (physical and mental) of individuals.