SB 578 VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program.  Establishes the VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program, to provide health insurance premium assistance to allow eligible low-income working individuals to purchase health insurance coverage through a certified VaShare Health Insurance Policy. Also establishes the VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program Board to regulate the Program, to be administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. The program will pay one-third of the total monthly premium for eligible individuals, up to $75, with at least one-half of the remaining amount paid by the individual's small employer.  However, if the $75 maximum monthly contribution from the program is less than one-third of the total monthly premium, then the individual's small employer shall pay at least one-third of the total monthly premium.  Eligible individuals must (i) be residents of Virginia; (ii) have an income that is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; (iii) have not been insured or had the offer of insurance within six months prior to enrollment in the Program; (iv) be ineligible for full-benefit medical assistance benefits pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended, or benefits pursuant to Title XXI of the Social Security Act, as amended; (v) be employed by a qualified small employer; and (vi) work at least 30 hours per week for the qualified small employer.  The provisions of the bill are contingent upon an appropriation of general funds effectuating the purposes of the bill.

Full text:
01/09/08  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084071820  pdf | impact statement
01/29/08  Senate: Committee substitute printed 080137820-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/08/08  Senate: Printed as engrossed 080137820-ES1  pdf

Senate amendments

01/09/08  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084071820
01/09/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/08  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A)
01/28/08  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/29/08  Senate: Committee substitute printed 080137820-S1
02/06/08  Senate: Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N)
02/07/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/08/08  Senate: Read second time
02/08/08  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/08/08  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 080137820-S1
02/08/08  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/08/08  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/08  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB578ES1
02/08/08  Senate: Printed as engrossed 080137820-ES1
02/08/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/08  Senate: Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
02/08/08  Senate: Communicated to House
02/13/08  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/08  House: Read first time
02/13/08  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/03/08  House: Left in Appropriations