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2013 Senate Bill 689: Authorize “patient centered” Medicaid alternative
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on November 14, 2013, to create a “patient centered” alternative to the Medicaid medical welfare program that would include low-cost “direct primary care” contracts between individuals and a physician for routine and preventative health care services, high-deductible type insurance plans, “health savings accounts” and more. The bill would also require the state to seek permission from the federal government to allow employers subject to the federal health care law (Obamacare) “employer mandate” to provide high-deductible insurance policies to workers as an alternative to paying the mandate’s penalties.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on November 14, 2013.

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