§33-16F-3. Plan proposals; approval of plans.
(a) The commissioner shall announce, no later than July 1, 2009, an invitation to prospective West Virginia affordable health care plan entities to submit West Virginia affordable health care plan proposals. The invitation shall include guidelines for the review of West Virginia affordable health care plan applications, policies and associated rates.

(b) In reviewing proposals under this article, the commissioner shall consider the proposed plans' effectiveness in improving the health status of individuals, their impact on maintaining and improving health and their potential to reduce the unnecessary consumption of health care services.