Commonwealth Health Reinsurance Program; established, report. (HB2332)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Health Reinsurance Program. Requires the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) to establish, upon approval of a state innovation waiver request pursuant to § 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, a reinsurance program, known as the Commonwealth Health Reinsurance Program (the Program). The bill provides that the Program is funded through federal funding provided under the state innovation waiver and state appropriations. The bill requires the General Assembly to appropriate a sum sufficient to ensure the operation of the program. The bill provides requirements for payment parameters, data submissions, recordkeeping, reporting, and audits of health carriers. The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group to develop recommendations for developing a state-based subsidy program to increase affordability of health plans to individuals and to increase enrollment in the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange. The bill requires the Commission to evaluate the program following its second year of operation. The provisions of the bill, other than the requirements that the Commission apply for the state innovation waiver, will become effective 30 days after notice of approval of the waiver request. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102291D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/29/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2332)
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104240D-H1
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Passed by for the day
02/04/2021Floor substitute printed 21104420D-H2 (Sickles)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute rejected 21104240D-H1
02/04/2021Substitute by Delegate Sickles agreed to 21104420D-H2
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2332H2
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/05/2021Passed House (64-Y 33-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage #2 (64-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2332H2)
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200275D-S1
02/15/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 2120275D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2332S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N)
02/19/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 2120275D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/19/2021Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2021House acceded to request
02/19/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2021Delegates: Sickles, Carr, Bloxom
02/19/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2021Senators: Barker, Deeds, Newman
02/23/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2332S1)
02/26/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2021Conference substitute printed 21200707D-H3
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 14-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (69-Y 29-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (69-Y 29-N)
03/03/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2332H3)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2332ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2332ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 480 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0480)

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