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145th General Assembly
House Bill # 353

Primary Sponsor: Hudson Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Cathcart & Rep. Briggs King & Rep. Hocker & Rep. Lavelle & Sen. Simpson
CoSponsors: Reps. D. Short, Carey, Kovach, Lee, Oberle, Outten, Ramone, Wilson; Sen. Bonini
Introduced on : 03/30/2010
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY AND DUTIES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Synopsis:This bill, a.k.a. the Delaware Health Care Freedom Act, clarifies that only the State of Delaware has the legal authority to regulate private healthcare insurance, systems, plans, and services within its borders. The bill specifies and guarantees that Delawareans are, and shall be, free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty. The bill further expands the duties of the state attorney general to defend the State of Delaware, its officials, employees, and agents in the event that any law or regulation violating the public policy set forth in the Delaware Health Care Freedom Act is enacted by any government, subdivision, or agency thereof. The enactment of this legislation would not interfere with the ongoing implementation of the healthcare aspects of any existing government program where Delawareans have agreed to take part and which do not carry penalties for non-participation.

Current Status: House House Administration Committee   On   03/30/2010
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Actions History:
Mar 30, 2010 - Introduced in House and assigned to House Administration Committee
Mar 30, 2010 - Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
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