Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, Amendment 1 (2014)

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Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment, HB 533
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Constitution:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Health care
Status:On the ballot

The Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment, HB 533 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create the “Medical Assistance Trust Fund” to protect provider rates for nursing homes, pharmacies and intermediate-care facilities.[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:[1]

Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund?

(Adds Article VII, Section 10.14)[3]

Support

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

Supporters

Officials

Organizations

  • Louisiana Hospital Association[4]

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 533 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on June 2, 2013. HB 533 was approved by the Louisiana Senate on May 28, 2013.[5]

Senate vote

May 28, 2013 Senate vote

Lousiana HB 533 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 34 89.47%
No410.53%

House vote

June 2, 2013 House vote

Lousiana HB 533 House Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 82 92.93%
No77.07%

See also

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