House Bill 1680
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Universal health care. Creates a plan of health insurance to provide primary coverage to every resident of Indiana. Creates the health insurance commission (commission) to administer the plan. Specifies minimum benefits that the commission must provide. Creates the health insurance trust fund from which covered health services and expenses of the commission would be paid. Raises taxes on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. Imposes certain payments on individuals and employers. Provides that the commission is not required to provide for coverage of insured services before the later of January 1, 2008, or the date the commission has received appropriate federal approvals, assurances, or waivers that the Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans health programs can be integrated with the plan and that the plan can be implemented notwithstanding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Makes an appropriation to the commission.
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