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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 51
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HCR051................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
MEDICAID COSTS - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and
complete a study of cost savings in Medicaid with an emphasis on
privatization of portions of the Medicaid payments.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 51
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF COST SAVINGS IN
4 MEDICAID WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PRIVATIZATION OF PORTIONS OF THE MEDICAID
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 WHEREAS, the Medicaid costs in Idaho have increased by over 100 million
8 dollars over the last five years; and
9 WHEREAS, the subject of Medicaid and all its components is sufficiently
10 complex that it would be desirable for an interim committee to review and make
11 further recommendations; and
12 WHEREAS, the present administration is encouraging the state to be cre-
13 ative in ways to be efficient and diligent in lowering Medicaid costs; and
14 WHEREAS, numerous other states have indeed gained waivers to privatize
15 Medicaid and have seen noticeable savings; and
16 WHEREAS, Idaho has one of the highest costs of administration of Medicaid
17 among the fifty states; and
18 WHEREAS, there are many stakeholders in the receipt of Medicaid and the
19 payments of Medicaid that could be affected by a change.
20 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
21 sion of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
22 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
23 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the potential of
24 realizing cost savings in Medicaid through privatization of a portion of the
25 Medicaid process, particularly the payment system. The Legislative Council
26 shall determine the number of legislators and membership from each house
27 appointed to the committee and shall authorize the committee to receive input,
28 advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not members
29 of the legislature.
30 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
31 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
32 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be
33 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and
34 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
35 proposed legislation.
36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
37 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of
38 the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This resolution would authorize the Legislative Council to appoint
an interim committee to undertake and complete a study of medicaid
savings to be had through the implementation of privatizing portions
of medicaid payments.
If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the committee
is appointed by the Legislative Council, any necessary legislator
travel and per diem expense would be paid from the existing
legislative appropriation to the Senate and the House of
Representatives. Funding for staff support and expenses would be
provided from the existing appropriation to the Legislative Council
for the Legislative Services Office. There would be not additional
impact upon the state general fund.
Name: Representative Kris Ellis
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 51