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HB 165 (BR 14) - R. Damron, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to Kentucky Access.
     Amend KRS 304.17B-015 to require Kentucky residency for eligibility in Kentucky Access, clarify that eligible individuals cannot be eligible for other group health insurance coverage but may be eligible for individual coverage, to provide that dependents shall not be eligible for Kentucky Access if group coverage has been waived, and to clarify by listing related individuals who are permitted to pay a member's premium; amend KRS 304.17B-019 to delete the requirements that one offered plan shall be the standard benefit plan; amend KRS 344.040 to allow employers to charge smokers a higher rate for an employer-sponsored health plan and to offer incentives for smoking cessation.


     HCA (1/Title, S. Riggs) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, S. Riggs) - Amend KRS 344.040 to provide that for employer-sponsored health plans, higher employee contribution rates for obese employees do not violate this section.

     SFA (1, T. Shaughnessy) - Require that, notwithstanding the provisions of 2010 House Bill 290 as enacted, funding through the Quality and Charity Care Trust Fund for indigent care at the University of Louisville Hospital is contingent on a full accounting by the University of Louisville to the University Medical Center of excess contributions paid by the University Medical Center to the University of Louisville for calendar years 2007 to 2009 in the specified amounts, and for 2010 to 2012 pursuant to the "Amended and Restated Affiliation Agreement" between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and the University Medical Center dated July 1, 2007; provide that no payment of excess contributions shall be made to the University of Louisville unless minimum specified criteria to ensure financial viability of the University Medical Center are met; cap excess contributions paid by the University Medical center to the University of Louisville for the years 2010 to 2012.

     SFA (2/Title, T. Shaughnessy) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Jan 20-posting waived; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1-title)
     Jan 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 27, 2010; floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 26-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Jan 27-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with committee amendment (1-title)
     Jan 28-received in Senate
     Feb 2-to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2010; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn ; passed 38-0
     Apr 1-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 126)

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