Health care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study factors affecting costs. (HJ687)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; health care costs; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study the factors affecting health care costs. The Commission shall (i) study and report on promising policies, practices, and initiatives expected to help control health care costs while maintaining quality of care; (ii) identify factors considered to be the primary contributors to the increase of health care costs; (iii) review approaches undertaken in other states and countries to control health care costs; and (iv) examine the likely impact of federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions on the cost of health care. Read the Bill »


02/19/2013: Passed the Senate


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102286D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2013Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from Rules (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Taken up
02/04/2013Engrossed by House
02/04/2013Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Reading waived
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/14/2013Reported from Rules
02/18/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/19/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ687ER)