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3rd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 233

THE HEALTH SERVICES INSURANCE AMENDMENT ACT


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. H35 amended

1           The Health Services Insurance Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 32:

Definition

32.1(1)     In this section, "health care premium" means an amount charged for a resident to become or remain an insured person.

No health care premiums

32.1(2)     No person may be asked or required to pay a health care premium, whether on that person's own account or on behalf of another person.

3           Section 34 is repealed.

4            Section 42 is amended by striking out everything after "$5,000.".

Coming into force

5           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Health Services Insurance Act to ensure that no premium or fee is required for a Manitoba resident to be eligible for health care.