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State Insurance Measures on November State Ballots

Ten states will include on their November ballots measures that could dramatically impact their respective insurance markets...
October 11, 2012

Ten states will include on their November ballots measures that could dramatically impact their respective insurance markets. Five states have proposed statutes that directly go after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while another five proposed sector-specific measures that could impact lines beyond health insurance. The most closely-watched non-ACA ballot measure could be California’s Proposition 33, which would let auto insurance customers who switch carriers keep any discounts they earned for maintaining continuous coverage. In New Mexico, meanwhile, voters will cast their ballots for or against a measure that would remove the state’s Division of Insurance out from under the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and make it a stand-alone agency.

Other insurance-related measures before voters this fall include a Michigan measure that would give collective bargaining rights to in-home health care providers; a Louisiana measure that would protect Medicaid funds for seniors from budget cuts; and a Washington State measure that would preserve funding for the Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Agency.

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