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2013 Senate Bill 335: Extend Medicaid health insurance claims tax

Public Act 58 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on April 30, 2013 To give the Department of Treasury to power to increase a 1 percent health insurance claims tax intended to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system, without any further authorization by the legislature.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 30, 2013
Reported in the Senate on May 16, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 16, 2013 To adopt a version of the bill that extends the sunset, not eliminate it, and which does not empower the Department of Treasury to raise the tax without further authorization.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 16, 2013
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on May 16, 2013 To extend from 2014 to 2018 the sunset on a 1 percent health insurance claims tax intended to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system.
Received in the House on May 16, 2013
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 16, 2013
Reported in the House on May 22, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on May 22, 2013 To reduce the claims tax by 0.2 percent each year.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2013
Passed 65 to 44 in the House on May 22, 2013 (same description)
To extend from 2014 to 2018 the sunset on a 1 percent health insurance claims tax intended to “game” the federal Medicaid system in ways that result in higher federal payments to Michigan’s medical welfare system.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2013

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