(a) The department of health and environment shall analyze and develop health care
finance reform options with the goals of (1) financing health care and health promotion
in a manner that is equitable, seamless and sustainable for consumers, providers,
purchasers and government, (2) promoting market-based solutions that encourage fiscal
and individual responsibility, (3) protecting the health care safety net in the development
of such options, (4) facilitate purchasing of health insurance, and facilitating access
to private sector health insurance by small businesses and individuals.
(b) The department of health and environment shall identify and analyze policies that
are designed to increase portability, to increase individual ownership of health care
policies, to utilize pre-tax dollars for the purchase of health insurance, and to
expand consumer responsibility for making health care decisions.
(c) The department of health and environment shall obtain economic and actuarial analyses
by an entity or entities that are recognized as having specific experience in the
subject matter of all health care finance reform options proposed under subsection
(a) to determine (1) the economic impact of proposed reforms on consumers, providers,
purchasers, businesses and government and (2) the number of uninsured Kansans who
have the potential to receive coverage as a result of the options proposed under subsection
(d) The department of health and environment shall investigate and identify possible
public funding sources, including medicaid and other federal programs, specifically
including possible waivers to specific federal program requirements.
(e) In collaboration with the United States department of health and human services,
the department of health and environment shall investigate (1) the development and
availability of federal affordable choices initiatives funding, (2) waiver and funding
opportunities under the federal deficit reduction act of 2005, public law 109-171,
and (3) waivers under the federal health insurance flexibility and accountability
demonstration initiative to expand health services to low income populations.
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