Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act. Requires that an application for enrollment in the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program must be provided to all uninsured parents when they visit a physician's office with their child.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following change. Provides that the Department shall work with physician provider groups to encourage physicians treating uninsured children to advise the children's parents of the availability of health benefits under the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Program and of the means of applying for the Program. Provides that the Department shall consider methods for including primary care case managers in the enrollment process for the Program (rather than requiring all primary care case managers enrolled in the Program to provide parents of uninsured children with an application).