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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 76 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 76

(By Senators Prezioso, Stollings, Jenkins, Browning, Foster, Laird, Palumbo, Snyder, Unger, Yost and Guills)

[Originating in the Committee on Health and Human Resources]



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the effectiveness of the myriad of legislative initiatives available to the citizens of this state to assist them in obtaining health care services either through health insurance options or low-cost health care programs.

Whereas, The Governor and the Legislature have crafted a number of programs in recent years that are designed to improve access to health care to the citizens of West Virginia; and
Whereas, The initiatives have included prepaid preventive care programs, expanding eligibility criteria for the Children's Health Insurance Program, creating low-cost health insurance options and creating, expanding and funding health care programs for targeted segments of the population; and
Whereas, Access to health care in West Virginia, the quality of health care received and the costs of the care continue to be issues facing the citizens of the state, the Legislature and the Governor; and
Whereas, In addition to efforts recently made by the Legislature to reform the delivery of health care in the state, a study of current available options and how they interact with one another in terms of their keys to success has never been undertaken and may provide insight into potential expansion and greater funding to greater insure access to health care; and
Whereas, The lesson of these programs may hold clues to the success of future ventures and give the Legislature and the Governor purpose in developing strategies to addressing the health care delivery system in West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the effectiveness of the myriad of legislative initiatives available to the citizens of this state to assist them in obtaining health care services either through health insurance options or low-cost health care programs; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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