Health insurance; catastrophic health plans. (SB1027)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

Health insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential health benefits package and to meet certain requirements of federal law. A catastrophic plan is a high-deductible health care plan that provides essential health benefits and coverage for at least three primary care visits per policy year. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, catastrophic plans satisfy requirements that health benefit plans provide minimum levels of coverage only if they cover individuals who are under 30 years of age or who qualify for a hardship exemption or affordability exemption. The measure requires the Commissioner of Insurance to apply to the federal government for a state innovation waiver allowing the implementation of the provision. The provision will become effective 30 days after the Commissioner notifies certain persons that the request has been approved. This bill is identical to HB 2260. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
10/22/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100753D
10/22/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1027)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Passed by for the day
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1027ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1027ER)
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/22/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form