Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on January 22, 2013, to prohibit a state “exchange” created under the federal health care law from mandating that insurance companies must sell all health insurance policies through the exchange. The Michigan legislature elected to let the federal government create an exchange here rather than create a state-run version, so the measure would only have effect if that choice is later reversed.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on January 22, 2013.
Reported in the House on December 10, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on January 8, 2014.
Reported in the Senate on March 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Re: 2013 House Bill 4044 (Ban mandating all health insurance go through "Obamacare“ exchange ) by GH-UpNorth on January 30, 2013 This bill would gut the intent and effectiveness of PPACA, and would prevent healthy competition. It's an effort to make "Obamacare" fail, and, in my opinion, any legislators who support this bill are working for the insurance companies, not their constituents. It's a sad fact that some of our state and national congressmen are becoming "of, by, and for" deep-pocketed special interests who can provide fat contributions and lucrative "revolving-door" consultant / lobbying opportunities when they leave public service.
2013 House Bill 4044 (Ban mandating all health insurance go through "Obamacare“ exchange ) by admin on January 30, 2013 Introduced in the House on January 22, 2013