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2013 Senate Bill 335: Extend Medicaid health insurance claims tax

Public Act 58 of 2013

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 65 to 44 in the House on May 22, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2013.

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