Section 1 prohibits a health carrier from issuing a health plan carrying a government subsidy when the purchase of the health plan is facilitated through a market intermediary (exchange), and the intermediary does any of a number of specified things, including restricting the participation of or placing additional requirements on health carriers; setting prices; or requiring or limiting health benefits and cost sharing in addition to that required by law. Defines a market intermediary as a health benefit exchange created or established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
Section 2, subdivision 1 defines a health benefit intermediary.
Subdivision 2 provides that a health benefit intermediary established pursuant to state or federal law is subject to the restrictions in this section.
Subdivision 3 prohibits the governing board of the intermediary from being governed by a state agency, board, or commission operating without a governing body appointed before June 30, 2012, comprised of designated appointments, or lacking private market shareholders as members.
Subdivision 4 prohibits the intermediary from taking certain actions.
Subdivision 5 provides that this section supersedes any inconsistent provision of law enacted during the 2012 session, regardless of the date or order of enactment.