Banking And Insurance Committee To Consider Constitutional Amendment Lifting Federal Health Insurance Mandate

PA Senate GOP

The state Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday (March 7) in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol East Wing, Harrisburg, to consider a proposed amendment to the state constitution addressing the federal health insurance mandate, according to Committee Chairman Senator Don White (R-41).

The Committee will consider Senate Bill 10, legislation introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), that amends the Pennsylvania Constitution stating a person is not required to purchase health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

The Committee will also consider Senate Bill 210, legislation introduced by Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R-12) that establishes the Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Education, Prevention and Treatment Act and House Bill 2134, legislation introduced by Representative Nicholas Micozzie (R-163) that amends the Risk-Based Capital statute for health organizations and adds a trend test component.

Also on the Banking and Insurance Committee agenda is consideration of the nomination of Allegheny County Councilman Vincent J. Gastgeb to the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.

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