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S.F. No. 813 - Minnesota Section 1332 Innovation Waiver Preparation
 
Author: Senator John Marty
 
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
 
Date: March 12, 2015



 

SF 813 establishes an analysis process to be conducted by the University of Minnesota for proposals to deliver health care in new and innovative ways.

Section 1 describes the purpose of this bill and the section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act waiver opportunities available to states.

Section 2 describes the preparation for a section 1332 waiver request.

Subd. 1 requires the Commissioner of Management and Budget in preparation for a section 1332 waiver request to contract with the University of Minnesota to conduct an analysis of the costs and benefits of up to three specific proposals to create a better health care system that would increase access, affordability, and quality of care in comparison to the current system.

Subd. 2 requires the Commissioner of Health after consulting with interested legislators to submit to the University of Minnesota the following proposals: (1) a free market insurance-based competition approach; (2) a universal health care plan; and (3) a third alternative that offers a different approach, if the commissioner so chooses.

Subd. 3 requires the analysis of each proposal to measure the impact on total public and private health care spending in Minnesota that would result from each proposal.  The analysis must also estimate for each proposal, job losses or gains in health care and elsewhere in the economy due to implementations of the reforms.  The analysts are required to work with the authors of each proposal to gain understanding or clarification of the specifics of each proposal.  The proposals must be submitted to the University analysts within 30 days after the final enactment of this legislation and must be completed by August 1, 2016.

Section 3 appropriates money in fiscal year 2015 from the general fund to the Commissioner of Management and Budget to contract with the University of Minnesota.

Section 4 provides an effective date for these sections on the day following final enactment.

 

 
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