Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on October 17, 2012, to convert Blue Cross Blue Shield into a “nonprofit mutual insurance company” (technically "owned" by the policy holders), make it subject to the same regulations as regular health insurers, and no longer exempt BCBS from state and local taxes. The bill requires BCBS to spend $1.5 billion in accumulated reserves over 18 years to augment government health welfare programs.
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The vote was 33 in favor, 4 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 725)
Repeal BCBS tax exemption; regulate like regular health insurer
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)|
|Hopgood (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)||Whitmer (D)|
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Emmons (R)||Hansen (R)|
|Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)||Jones (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)|
|Marleau (R)||Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)|
|Pavlov (R)||Proos (R)||Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Rocca (R)|
|Schuitmaker (R)||Walker (R)|
|Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)||Jansen (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Anderson (D)||Y Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||Y Casperson (R)|
|n Caswell (R)||n Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||Y Gleason (D)||- Green (R)|
|Y Gregory (D)||Y Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||Y Hood (D)||Y Hopgood (D)|
|Y Hune (R)||n Hunter (D)||n Jansen (R)||Y Johnson (D)||Y Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||Y Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||Y Moolenaar (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||Y Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||Y Rocca (R)||Y Schuitmaker (R)||Y Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|Y Warren (D)||Y Whitmer (D)||Y Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 725 on 2012 Senate Bill 1293
2) Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1293 (Repeal BCBS tax exemption; regulate like regular health insurer) by isabelleelise on November 13, 2012
This is wealth confiscation for a Governor slush fund. Communism. Why doesn't the state just take the whole company right now? You know that's the end game here. Nothing will get better until the free market is restored across the board in the health care industry. It's the only way. We are so far from it now though... it's so horrible. Where are the free market thinkers? Not in Lansing.
3) 2012 Senate Bill 1293 (Repeal BCBS tax exemption; regulate like regular health insurer) by admin on November 13, 2012
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