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2012 House Bill 5805: Exempt “health care sharing ministries” from insurance regulations

Public Act 530 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on August 15, 2012 To establish that “health care sharing ministries” are not subject to state insurance regulations. Health care sharing ministries are an alternative to insurance, and facilitate voluntary health care cost sharing arrangements among people of similar and sincerely held religious beliefs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on August 15, 2012
Reported in the House on September 20, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 77 to 30 in the House on November 27, 2012 (same description)
To establish that “health care sharing ministries” are not subject to state insurance regulations. Health care sharing ministries are an alternative to insurance, and facilitate voluntary health care cost sharing arrangements among people of similar and sincerely held religious beliefs.
Received in the Senate on November 28, 2012
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on November 28, 2012
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 (same description)
To establish that “health care sharing ministries” are not subject to state insurance regulations. Health care sharing ministries are an alternative to insurance, and facilitate voluntary health care cost sharing arrangements among people of similar and sincerely held religious beliefs.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2012

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