SB 166 Requires reporting by employers as to how many of its employees receive publically funded health care benefits
Sponsor: Green
LR Number: 0944S.01I Fiscal Note: 0944-01
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 2/2/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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Current Bill Summary

SB 166 - This act allows the state to determine which employers are shifting their responsibility to provide health care coverage for their employees to state taxpayers. This is accomplished by requiring hospitals to report employees of private companies which obtain care at emergency rooms or disclose that they do not have health care benefits. In addition, the state must disclose the total cost to the state if providing public health care benefits for the employees.