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HR 48 Subcommittee

The 2007 Legislature approved House Joint Resolution 48, calling for a study of health insurance reforms and publicly funded health care programs in Montana.

The Economic Affairs Committee at an August 17 conference call meeting reconsidered its June vote to establish a joint subcommittee with the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee to study HJR 48. The new vote is to have a subcommittee just of the Economic Affairs Committee. The subcommittee members are: Sen. Don Steinbeisser, Rep. Scott Mendenhall, Rep. Bill Thomas, and Rep. Michele Reinhart.

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Meeting Schedule

HJR 48 Meeting - Helena
June 17, 2008 Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Materials:

LC 7777 - Revised bill draft on insurance mandates
Revised - Briefing paper on mandates
Report - HJR 48 final report outline


HJR 48 Meeting* - Missoula
* will be part of the full committee meeting
May 8, 2008      
Meeting Materials:
Bill Draft of Limited Individual Health Benefit Plan
Briefing Paper on Mandates
Draft of HJR 48 Options for Legislation

HJR 48 Subcommittee Meeting - Helena
February 6, 2008 Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Materials:
Section 125 Plans
Washington State Blue Ribbon Commission: reinsurance report

2008 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
Comparison with other state reforms
Appendix A: What Montana might do; Appendix B

HJR 48 Subcommittee Meeting - Miles City
* Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City
** Videoconference sites at 1720 Ninth Ave. Helena & St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings
November 7, 2007 Agenda Minutes  
Meeting Materials:
Massachusetts Reforms with comparisons to Montana data
Appendices: Employee data
Insurance company data
Commonwealth Care premium examples
Premium examples from BCBS, Insure Montana (not available online)
Email from Montana Chamber regarding its insurance plan
Letter from Rep. Ernie Dutton regarding health care financing reforms
Commentary on Vermont health plan and Vermont Governor's views
Presentation by State Auditor John Morrison (Updated after meeting)

Assigned Studies

HJR 48 - Legislation and Revised Draft Study Plan (see Staff Reports, too)


How to Contact Us

Pat Murdo, Lead Staff for HJR 48
Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson, Staff Attorney for HJR 48
Claudia Cj Johnson, Secretary
Legislative Services Division
PO Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
Phone: (406)444-3064
FAX: (406)444-3036

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