Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Health Care Justice Act. Changes the short title to the Health Care Justice Implementation Act of 2010. Provides that the mission goals of the Health Care Justice Implementation Task Force are to monitor the implementation of the federal health care reforms and make recommendations, to report regarding additional reforms needed to ensure affordable health care, and to assess current programs. Contains provisions concerning reports, public hearings, and research assessments. Effective July 1, 2010.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adds pharmaceutical manufacturers to the list of those the Health Care Justice Implementation Task Force may consult in the development of the health care access plan. Provides that all State Representatives and Senators shall be invited to Task Force hearings. Makes the Task Force's mission subject to appropriation.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adds hospitals and labor unions to the list of those the Health Care Justice Implementation Task Force may consult in the development of the health care access plan.
Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Public Health)
Previous experience implementing the Health Care Justice Act indicates that, should funds be made available to implement this legislation, such funds would need to be in the amount of approximately $1,000,000, and including $200,000 for staffing/administration and $800,000 for contractual consulting.
Governor Amendatory Veto Message Recommends the following: (1) that the date the Health Care Justice Implementation Task Force shall be created be changed from September 1, 2010 to September 1, 2011; (2) certain changes in the appointing of Task Force voting members; (3) that the terms of all serving members shall end on the effective date of the amendatory Act; (4) that the primary agency in providing administrative support for the Task Force be changed from the Department of Public Health to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Insurance; and (5) that the effective date be changed from July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011.