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Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS proposes the following Amendment No. to H.4300 as Passed By The House

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EXPLANATION: Establish a study committee to the study the impacts of Medicaid expansion in SC.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 533, after line 9, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:

/(GP: Medicaid Expansion Study Committee) (A) For Fiscal Year 2023-24, there shall be established a committee to study the potential impacts of Medicaid expansion in this State including, but not limited to, impacts on access to health care, health care utilization, health outcomes and financial security, employment and education gains, medical debt, unreimbursed health care services, and state budget and fiscal policy.

 (B)(1)The study committee shall be composed of five members as follows: 

   (a)the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, or his designee; 

   (b)a member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 

   (c)a member of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate; 

   (d)a member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the House Minority Leader; and 

   (e)a member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Minority Leader. 

  (2)A vacancy in the membership of the study committee must be filled in the manner of original appointment. 

  (3)Members of the committee shall serve without per diem, mileage, or other compensation generally provided to members of boards and commissions. 

 (C)(1)The Ways and Means Committee shall provide appropriate staffing for the study committee. 

  (2)The study committee may obtain data or other information from state agencies that is relevant to the purposes of the study committee; provided, however, only aggregated data with no personally identifiable data may be obtained by the study committee. Any state agency that receives a request pursuant to this provision shall respond promptly and provide the requested data or other information. 

  (3)The study committee may invite individuals with expertise or relevant experience in matters related to the purposes of the study committee to provide testimony for consideration in preparing the study committee's report. 

 (D)The study committee shall provide a report that addresses the impacts of expansion which includes a statistical analysis of the data with related findings, and make recommendations for legislative, regulatory, or policy changes with regard to Medicaid expansion to the General Assembly by January 1, 2024. The study committee shall dissolve upon providing its report to the General Assembly or on January 1, 2024, whichever occurs first.  /

Amend totals and titles to conform.