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Economic Affairs Interim Committee July Update


Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

EAIC Explores Health Data Gathering, Insurer Options

During a June 11-12 meeting, the Economic Affairs Interim Committee heard reports from physicians, health researchers, and health insurers. The committee also decided on a no-action approach regarding its study of health insurance exchanges, because the U.S. Supreme Court had not yet acted on the legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That federal law requires the creation of health insurance “exchanges” that would serve as an online marketplace to compare and buy health insurance policies.

The committee decided to hold its last meeting in September, rather than Aug. 28 as originally scheduled. The meeting date will be announced in 2 The Interim July 2012 the September issue of The Interim. That meeting will also include review of any department-proposed legislation for the 2013 session.

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Pat Murdo | 406-444-3594 | pmurdo@mt.gov