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- Signs Executive Order 19-13 Creating the
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It is imperative that the
"The health and financial well-being of all Missourians is critically important to our state's economy,"
The Task Force is challenged to develop concepts that will improve access to affordable insurance options and healthcare services within the state while reducing the state's uninsured rates, with an emphasis on increasing access to healthcare in rural areas of the state. Currently, 101 counties in
The Governor is focused on developing innovative concepts to empower consumer-driven healthcare and identify ways to incentivize health carriers to enter or expand service areas in
The purpose of the
No later than
To view Executive Order 19-13, click here (https://www.sos.mo.gov/library/reference/orders/2019/eo13).
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WHEREAS, the health and financial well-being of all Missourians is critically important to the
WHEREAS, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted by
WHEREAS, the average premium for health insurance coverage in the individual market in
WHEREAS, the statewide uninsured rate in 2017 was estimated to be between 8.4% and 9.1%, with 73 counties estimated to have uninsured rates in excess of 13% and 43 counties estimated to have uninsured rates in excess of 15%; and
WHEREAS, in 2019, 101 counties in
WHEREAS, based on
WHEREAS, it is imperative that the
WHEREAS, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides states with opportunities to innovate outside the parameters of the Act through innovation waivers under Section 1332 of the Act (42 U.S.C. Section 18052):
NOW THEREFORE, I,
1. The Task Force shall include the Director of the
a. Two members of the
b. Two members of the
c. An insurance producer who is licensed and currently selling comprehensive health insurance in this state;
d. A consumer representative selected from recommendations provided by the
e. A member representing the interests of
f. Four representatives of insurance companies licensed and actively writing comprehensive medical expense insurance in this state. Of these, the representatives shall be from active insurers in each of the insurance market segments, as follows: Two representatives shall be selected from the individual market; one representative shall be selected from the small employer group market and one representative shall be selected from the large employer group market; and
g. Such other members as the Governor may appoint.
2. The Task Force may hold its initial meeting as soon as a quorum of appointed members has been established.
3. The purpose of the
4. The Task Force shall develop concepts that will improve access to affordable insurance options and access to health care services within the state while reducing the state's uninsured rates, with a particular emphasis on increasing access to health care in rural areas of the state. Innovative concepts shall also empower consumer-driven health care and identify ways to incentivize health carriers to enter or expand service areas in the state, again with a specific emphasis on increasing the number of health carriers actively marketing in the rural areas of the state. In all instances, the concepts shall be neutral or positive with regard to the general revenues of the state.
5. The Chair shall facilitate all meetings in accordance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, Chapter 610, RSMo.
8. No later than
9. The report shall be public and specify the
10. The report shall include all such information the
11. Upon the submission of the report, the
12. Members of the
13. This Executive Order shall not be interpreted to permit the Department, or any other state agency, to implement, establish, create, or operate a state-based exchange or to assist or facilitate in the operation of a federally facilitated marketplace as prohibited under Section 376.1186, RSMo.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the
Secretary of State