The Senate Public Affairs Committee passed the Health Security Act (SB 279) this evening by a vote of 4 to 2.
The room was packed with Health Security Act supporters. Testimony, however, was limited to four speakers on each side of the issue.
Those who spoke in favor of Health Security touched on benefits such as improved quality of care and economic benefits for small businesses. Those who spoke in opposition were all from the insurance industry.
The bill now progresses to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The House version of the bill, HB 295, is scheduled to be heard Friday morning in the Health & Human Services Committee.
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