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Louisiana Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment, HB 532 (2014)

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Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment, HB 532
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Constitution:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Healthcare
Status:On the ballot

The Louisiana Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment, HB 532 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a “Hospital Stabilization Fund” into which hospitals could deposit money in order to draw down more federal matching funds.[1][2]

The bill was sponsored in the legislature by State Representative Charles Kleckley (R-36).[1]

Text of measure

Ballot summary

The official ballot text reads as follows:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement?

(Adds Article VII, Section 10.14)

—Louisiana Legislature, House Bill No. 532, [1]

Support

The measure was introduced into the legislation by Rep. Charles Kleckley (R-36).[1]

Supporters

Officials

Organizations

  • Louisiana Hospital Association[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution

State Representative Charles Kleckley (R-36) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 29, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. HB 532 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on May 7, 2013. HB 532 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 28, 2013.[4]

Senate vote

May 28, 2013 Senate vote

Lousiana HB 532 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 33 86.84%
No513.16%

House vote

May 7, 2013 House vote

Lousiana HB 532 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 99 94.29%
No65.71%

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