SUPPORT: The Senate version of House Bill 76 expands Medicaid, makes important reforms to CON laws, and allows rural and safety-net hospitals to access federal funding.
House Bill 76 expands Medicaid coverage and makes important reforms to the state's CON laws. Medicaid expansion would provide coverage to about 500,000 new individuals. Covering uninsured individuals will lessen the burden on businesses and workers to subsidize the cost on uncompensated care, and thus drive down premiums. CON reform will increase competition among healthcare providers, thus driving down costs and incentivizing new, innovative care options. Actions related to this bill will be factored into a member’s Affordable Healthcare Grade at the close of the legislative session.