OLR Bill Analysis

SB00444

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HEALTH CARE CABINET TO RECOMMEND METHODS TO STUDY AND REPORT ON TOTAL STATE-WIDE HEALTH CARE SPENDING.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the state's Health Care Cabinet to advise the governor on total statewide health care spending, including methods to collect, analyze, and report health care spending data. Existing law already requires the cabinet to advise the governor on the:

1. design, implementation, actionable objectives and evaluation of state and federal health care policies, priorities, and objectives related to Connecticut's efforts to improve health care access;

2. quality of such care; and

3. affordability and sustainability of the state's health care system.

By law, the cabinet is within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. It advises the governor on the development of an integrated health care system for Connecticut.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

26

Nay

0

(03/24/2017)