Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program
Health care cooperatives - consumer protections - consumers negotiating rates.
The act modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives in the state to incorporate consumer protections such as coverage for preexisting conditions and to encourage consumers to help control health care costs by negotiating rates on a collective basis directly with providers. The act authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply for a federal waiver as necessary to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)