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2014 Senate Bill 1033: Clarify ”direct primary care” and “concierge medicine” are not “insurance”

Public Act 522 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck R-Canton on September 9, 2014
To establish that fixed-fee medical retainer agreements between a physician and a potential patient covering routine health care services are not considered “insurance” subject to the extensive regulatory regime imposed on conventional health insurance policies. This could presumably apply to ”direct primary care” agreements, “concierge medicine” and similar innovations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on September 9, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 30, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on October 6, 2014
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on October 6, 2014
Reported in the House on December 16, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on December 18, 2014
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015