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Committee Bill No. 444

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 5613

 

*05613SB00444PH_*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

(PH)

 

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 19a-725 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) The Health Care Cabinet shall advise the Governor regarding the development of an integrated health care system for Connecticut and shall:

(1) Evaluate the means of ensuring an adequate health care workforce in the state;

(2) Jointly evaluate, with the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the feasibility of implementing a basic health program option as set forth in Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act;

(3) Identify short and long-range opportunities, issues and gaps created by the enactment of federal health care reform;

(4) Review the effectiveness of delivery system reforms and other efforts to control health care costs, including, but not limited to, reforms and efforts implemented by state agencies; and

(5) Advise the Governor on matters relating to: (A) The design, implementation, actionable objectives and evaluation of state and federal health care policies, priorities and objectives relating to the state's efforts to improve access to health care, [and] (B) the quality of such care and the affordability and sustainability of the state's health care system, and (C) total state-wide health care spending, including methods to collect, analyze and report health care spending data.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

19a-725(c)

Statement of Purpose:

To lower the cost and improve the quality of health care in the state.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.; SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

S.B. 444