S.F. No. 0108

Obamacare relief.


Sponsored By:        Senator(s) Scott, Anderson, JL S28 and Craft and Representative(s) Barlow


AN ACT relating to healthcare coverage; protecting the public health from lack of healthcare coverage as specified; providing relief for people deprived of affordable healthcare coverage by the federal law and regulations known as "Obamacare" or as "The Affordable Care Act"; providing for the necessary healthcare support of the poor as specified: providing as specified health coverage for people who cannot otherwise obtain it on an affordable basis; creating the Obamacare temporary relief program and expanding the coverage options under the Wyoming Health Insurance Pool Act; creating the Wyoming temporary medical welfare program; creating the Wyoming small business healthcare relief program and modifying the definition of small business for insurance purposes; modifying the sunset dates for the Wyoming health insurance pool and programs within the pool; providing a sunset date for this act; providing enrollees must be given written notice that the coverage offered, while legal, does not comply with the federal law applying to insurance coverage; redirecting existing appropriations and revenue flows; amending a prior appropriation; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.


2/11/2014   Bill Number Assigned

2/12/2014   S Received for Introduction

2/13/2014   S Failed Introduction



Ayes:  Senator(s) Anderson, JD S02, Anderson, JL S28, Barnard, Case, Christensen, Craft, Driskill, Esquibel, F., Geis, Hastert, Hines, Johnson, Landen, Nicholas, P., Nutting, Ross, Rothfuss, Schiffer and Scott

Nays:  Senator(s) Bebout, Burns, Coe, Cooper, Dockstader, Emerich, Hicks, Meier, Perkins, Peterson and Von Flatern

Ayes 19    Nays 11    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0