Legislative Updates

Chiropractic Fellowship of PA

Summary of Legislation

August 2011

 

Statewide Forums Held on Health Insurance Exchanges

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department held three forums during August to gather public input on health insurance exchanges, Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine presiding. The Harrisburg hearing was briefly interrupted by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake midway through the afternoon session. Health insurance exchanges are a one-stop shopping resource for those who are looking to buy health insurance. The Department then posted all of the relevant information on its website. See below.

Health Insurance Exchange Stakeholder Forum Videos:
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has just posted the video from our Harrisburg Stakeholder Forum on its website. To access the videos, please click on the link below. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/health_insurance/9189/pa_health_options/982060.  You will find two separate videos for each meeting – one for the morning session and one for the afternoon session. Please remember that the videos may take several minutes to download.
  
Stakeholder Comments:
PID  also posted all of the comments it have received from all stakeholders on its website. There are a few comments the Department hadn’t received to date from the Harrisburg meeting, the additional comments will be posted as they are received. You may access the comments at:  http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/health_insurance/9189/pa_health_options/982060.  If you are interested in still submitting comments, please submit an electronic copy to ra-in-PaHealthOptions@state.pa.us, or fax to 717-705-3873.

Legislative Activity
Scope of Practice/Licensure Bills

Budget-Related Bills
NONE

Health Care Bills
NONE

Health Insurance Bills
NONE

Tort Reform/Malpractice
NONE

Upcoming meetings of Interest
2011 SENATE SESSION SCHEDULE
September            19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
October                 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
November            1, 14, 15, 16
December             5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

2011 HOUSE SESSION SCHEDULE
September         26, 27, and 28
October              3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and 31
November          1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23
December           5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14

Copies of all bills of interest are available from the CFOP office, or they can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/billroom.htm.