Health Care Task Force


Charge: To ask and find answers for the unprecedented increases in health insurance premiums; to determine a method of limiting the assessments that may be imposed on carriers providing reinsurance by way of excess or stop-loss coverage and on carriers selling insurance in the individual market; to review options regarding initially limiting enrollment of the Individual High-Risk Reinsurance Pool in order to preserve the financial integrity of the pool.

Sen. Dean Cameron, Co-chair Rep. Gary Collins, Co-chair
Sen. John Goedde Rep. Sharon Block
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Rep. Carlos Bilbao
Sen. Tim Corder Rep. Fred Wood
Sen. Joyce Broadsword Rep. Janice McGeachin
Sen. Steve Vick Rep. John Rusche
Sen. Dan Schmidt Rep. Elaine Smith

Staff: Ryan Bush, Matt Ellsworth, Charmi Arregui

Meeting Notices/Agendas:
January 6, 2012
July 30, 2012
September 10, 2012
October 22, 2012
November 27, 2012 - meeting canceled
December 18, 2012 - meeting canceled

Meeting Minutes:
January 6, 2012
July 30, 2012
September 10, 2012
October 22, 2012

January 6 - Meeting Materials
Updated Health Insurance Exchange, Director Bill Deal (DOI)
Updated Senate Concurrent Resolution DRRCB034, Mike Berlin (IAPG)

July 30 - Meeting Materials
Analysis of the Supreme Court's PPACA Decision, Joy Wilson, NCSL
Congressional Research Service Memo on Medicaid Expansion, Joy Wilson, NCSL
Questions to the Medicaid Eligibility Expansion Workgroup, Richard Armstrong, Director, Department of Health & Welfare
Medicaid Readiness Initiative, Russell Barron, Administrator, Self-Reliance Programs, Department of Health & Welfare
CAT Fund Update, Roger Christensen, Chairman, CAT Fund Board
Idaho State Planning Council on Mental Health, Martha Ekhoff & Linda Hatzenbuehler, State Planning Council on Mental Health
2012 Report of the Idaho State Planning Council on Mental Health, Martha Ekhoff & Linda Hatzenbuehler, State Planning Council on Mental Health
Medicaid Managed Care Update, Paul Leary, Medicaid Plan Administrator, Department of Health & Welfare
Idaho Medicaid Managed Care Development, Paul Leary, Medicaid Plan Administrator, Department of Health & Welfare

September 10 - Meeting Materials
Utilizing TeleMedicine to Improve Access to Medical Care in Idaho, Tiffany Whitmore, Saint Alphonsus Health System & Casey Meza, Kootenai Health
Idaho Immunization Program: Progress and Challenges, Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho Division of Public Health
Idaho Immunization Assessment Board, Jack Myers, Chairman
History of Managed Care in Idaho, Matt Ellsworth, Legislative Services Office
Medicaid Managed Care: A Primer, Julia Paradise, Kaiser Family Foundation
Long Term Care in a Managed Care System, Kris Ellis, Idaho Health Care Association
Managed Care, Jack Myers, Blue Cross of Idaho
Idaho Medicaid Challenges and Choices, Blaine Bergeson & Dr. Ana Fuentevilla, United Healthcare
Managed Medicaid, Russ Elbel, SelectHealth
Aetna Medicaid, Matt Cowley, Aetna

October 22 - Meeting Materials
Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program, Roger Christensen, Chairman, CAT Fund Board
Behavioral Health Services, Ross Edmunds, Administrator, Division of Behavioral Health
Region II Mental Health Board, Jim Rehder, Chairman
Nonprofit State-Based Health Insurance Exchange Option, Jack Rovner, Attorney & Principal, The Health Law Consultancy
2012 CHIP-B and Access Card Update, Paul Leary, Administrator, Division of Medicaid
TRICARE and Idaho's Vaccine Financing, Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho Division of Public Health
Mandatory Medicaid Changes under PPACA, Matt Ellsworth, Legislative Services Office





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