STAND. COM. REP. NO.1151-02
RE: S.B. No. 2944
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2944, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS OF THE MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to maintain access to primary and preventive health care for the less fortunate by appropriating funds to ensure the continued viability of Hawaii's system of nonprofit, community-based, cost-effective health care for the uninsured.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii, the Hawaii Primary Care Association, the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, and AlohaCare testified in support the bill. The Department of Health supported the intent of the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2944, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair