House Speaker Todd Richardson recently announced the creation of the Interim Committee Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets to “gain a better understanding of what changes at the federal level will mean to health insurance markets in the state.”
To lead the committee in their work, Richardson has tapped Rep. Justin Hill, R-Lake St. Louis, as the committee’s chairman.
Richardson says Hill’s experience as a licensed health insurance provider provide him the experience and knowledge needed to guide the committee through the complexities of federal-level policy changes.
Hill says the committee will take an in-depth look at how the rollback of the Affordable Care Act will change the current health insurance climate in the Show-Me State and will work to determine if Missouri should pursue a federal waiver to sidestep the ACA requirements in order to get greater flexibility and stability in the marketplace. Read more…