Legislative Commission on Affordable Health Care Plans for Small Businesses and Families (J)
The Legislative Commission on Affordable Health Care Plans for Small Businesses and Families was created by 2007 Iowa Acts, HF 909, section 127. The commission membership consists of 10 legislators, eight members of the public representing various health care and insurance interests appointed by the Legislative Council, five consumers appointed by the Governor, and three state agency directors or their designees to serve as ex officio members. The commission is charged to review, analyze, and make recommendations on a broad spectrum of issues relating to the affordability of health care for Iowans. The commission is directed to complete its deliberations in December 2007 and submit a final report to the General Assembly for consideration during the 2008 Legislative Session. The report is required to summarize the commission's activities, analyze the issues studied, make recommendations for legislative reforms that will make health insurance coverage more affordable for small businesses and families, and include other information deemed by the commission to be relevant and necessary. The legislation also created a Health Care Data Research Advisory Council to assist the commission.