2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
November 17, 2005 - Introduced by Representatives Seidel, Parisi, Kreuser,
Benedict, Berceau, Black, Boyle, Cullen, Fields, Grigsby, Gronemus, Hebl,
Kessler, Lehman, Molepske, Musser, Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Sheridan,
Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Toles, Travis, Turner, Vruwink, Young, Zepnick
and Staskunas, cosponsored by Senators Robson, Carpenter, Decker,
Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa, Miller, Plale, Taylor, Wirch and Risser.
Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Spending
1An Act relating to: health care coverage.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill states that "In the 2007-08 legislative session, the legislature shall
introduce, and by January 1, 2008, shall pass, a bill that does the following:" 1)
assures that at least 98 percent of Wisconsin residents have health care coverage
within two years after enactment of the bill into law, and 2) reduces the costs
associated with providing health care to residents of Wisconsin, excluding the costs
of public assistance programs, by 15 percent within two years after enactment.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(1) Health coverage legislation.
(a) In the 2007-08 legislative session, the legislature shall introduce, and by 5
January 1, 2008, shall pass, a bill that does the following:
1. Assures that 98 percent of Wisconsin residents have either public or private 7
health care coverage within 24 months after the bill is enacted into law.
2. Within 24 months after the bill is enacted into law, reduces by 15 percent the 2
per person costs associated with providing health care to residents of Wisconsin, 3
excluding the costs of public assistance programs.
(b) Within 30 days after a bill is introduced under paragraph (a
), the legislative 5
fiscal bureau shall determine whether the bill satisfies the criteria under paragraph 6
. and 2. and shall report its determination to the legislature in the manner 7
provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes.