SB 166
Requires reporting by employers as to how many of its employees receive publically funded health care benefits
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Last Action:
2/2/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2005

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.