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H 4095 General Bill, By K.R. Crawford, Robinson-Simpson, M.S. McLeod, Branham, McEachern, Douglas, Bernstein, Mack, Stavrinakis, Clyburn, Sabb, Jefferson, Parks, Gilliard, Bales, Cobb-Hunter, H.L. Ott, Williams, Munnerlyn, Southard, Horne, Powers Norrell, King, Brannon, Skelton, Neal, Hosey, Anthony, Alexander, Anderson, Bannister, Barfield, Bowers, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Dillard, Edge, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Hodges, Howard, W.J. McLeod, Mitchell, Ridgeway, Rutherford, J.E. Smith, Vick and Whipper
Summary: Truth in Health Financing and Responsible Consumer Health Care Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 6, TITLE 44 TO ENACT THE "TRUTH IN HEALTH FINANCING AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMER HEALTH CARE ACT" SO AS TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMER HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, WHICH PROVIDES HEALTH CARE TO LOW-INCOME, UNINSURED SOUTH CAROLINIANS THROUGH MANAGED CARE PLANS AND MEDICAL SPENDING ACCOUNTS; TO ESTABLISH PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; TO SPECIFY HEALTH CARE SERVICES THAT THE MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION MUST PROVIDE, INCLUDING PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES, CERTAIN FUNCTIONS IT MUST PERFORM, AND STANDARDS WITH WHICH IT MUST COMPLY; TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL IS ENTITLED TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN PREVENTIVE SERVICES AT NO COST; TO REQUIRE THE MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION TO PROVIDE MONTHLY STATEMENTS, EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS, AND ACCOUNT BALANCES; TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUALS, THEIR EMPLOYERS, AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S MEDICAL SPENDING ACCOUNT AND THAT THE MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION ALSO MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACCOUNT IF THE CONTRIBUTION IS AN INCENTIVE FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN HEALTHY BEHAVIORS; TO PROVIDE THAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO A MEDICAL SPENDING ACCOUNT, OTHER THAN THOSE MADE BY THE STATE, BELONG TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THAT SUCH FUNDS ROLL OVER TO THE NEXT PROGRAM PERIOD; TO ESTABLISH THE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMER HEALTH CARE FUND INTO WHICH MEDICAID EXPANSION FUNDS, AMONG OTHER FUNDS, MUST BE DEPOSITED TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM IS CONDITIONED UPON THE RECEIPT OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS; TO PROHIBIT OBLIGATING THE STATE TO FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION BEYOND THE LEVEL OF FUNDS ANTICIPATED TO BE AVAILABLE; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT MEDICAID PLAN AMENDMENTS AND FEDERAL WAIVERS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN FEDERAL APPROVAL TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS FROM THE MEDICAID RESERVE FUND MUST BE USED FOR THE 2014 ADMINISTRATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMER HEALTH CARE PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 2015 THROUGH 2016 THE STATE MUST NOT PARTICIPATE IN DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITAL FUNDS AND TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR THE HOSPITAL LICENSE TAX.
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05/02/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 14)
05/02/13House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 14)
05/14/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Herbkersman, Norman, Toole
05/15/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Sottile
05/16/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Burns, Long, Whitmire
05/21/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: J.R.Smith, Rivers, Huggins, Bowen
05/22/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Spires
05/23/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Daning, Merrill, Taylor
05/28/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Atwater, Sandifer
05/29/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Hiott, Limehouse, Hixon, Owens, Hardwick, Erickson, Hardee, Pitts



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