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2012 Senate Bill 981: Authorize autism-mandate insurance company subsidies

Public Act 101 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on February 23, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify where the money would come from.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 23, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 13, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 13, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 13, 2012.
  2. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on March 13, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify a funding source, which means any subsidies would come out of annual appropriations passed by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 13, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 13, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 28, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R) on March 28, 2012, to place restrictions on certain rate increases by insurance companies that accept the proposed subsidies. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
  4. Passed 84 to 26 in the House on March 29, 2012, to authorize state subsidies to health insurance companies to compensate for the new coverage mandate proposed by Senate Bills 414 and 415, which would require them to include autism coverage in all their policies. The bill does not specify a funding source, which means any subsidies would come out of annual appropriations passed by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  6. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 18, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 981 (Authorize autism-mandate insurance company subsidies)  by arduino123 on May 20, 2012 

This act is fantastic. It will allow folks with average income to be able to afford special care for their "special" children.


Charities help somewhat but nowhere near what the costs are.  This is one good thing that Gov. Snyder has done.



Re: 2012 Senate Bill 981 (Authorize autism-mandate insurance company subsidies)  by isabelleelise on March 14, 2012 

 



How easy it is for the state to be charitable with other people's money.  There's no nobility at helping some while dispossessing others.  There are charities, good people in communities and churches that are willing to help voluntarily.  It's done all the time.



 



2012 Senate Bill 981 (Authorize autism-mandate insurance company subsidies)  by admin on March 14, 2012 
Introduced in the Senate on February 23, 2012

The vote was 28 in favor, 10 opposed and 0 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 132 at Senate Journal 0)

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