SB 556
Creates the Medicaid Reform Commission
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Last Action:
3/10/2005 - Voted Do Pass S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2005

Current Bill Summary

SB 556 - This act establishes the "Medicaid Reform Commission" to study and review the current Medicaid program and make recommendations for reforms.

The commission will consist of twelve members, six from the House and six from the Senate. Additionally, the directors of the Departments of Social Services, Health and Senior Services, and Mental Health shall serve as ex-officio members of the commission.

The commission shall make recommendations to the general assembly by September 1, 2005 on reforming, redesigning and restructuring a new innovative healthcare delivery state Medicaid system to replace the current state Medicaid system, which will sunset on July 1, 2007.

The provisions of this act will expire September 1, 2005.