EXECUTIVE ORDER
JBE 19-11

Protecting Health Coverage in Louisiana Task Force
Amending Executive Order Number JBE 19-4

WHEREAS,              the Protecting Health Coverage in Louisiana Task Force (hereafter “Task Force”), was established and created within the executive department, Office of the Governor through Executive Order Number JBE 19-4 on May 21, 2019;

WHEREAS,              the Task Force will develop policy proposals to maintain health care coverage for Louisianans at risk of losing health insurance or protections via Texas v. Azar;  

WHEREAS,               the Task Force will provide for a report to the governor and the legislature by February 1, 2020; and

WHEREAS,              it is necessary to amend Executive Order Number JBE 19-4.

NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:              Section 4 of Executive Order Number JBE 19-4, issued on May 21, 2019, is hereby amended as follows:

The Task Force shall be composed of a maximum of thirteen (13) voting members. The Governor shall designate a Chair and Co-Chair from among the members.

SECTION 2:              Section 5 of Executive Order Number JBE 19-4, issued on May 21, 2019, is hereby amended as follows:
The members shall include:

  1. The Governor, or designee;

  2. The Secretary of Health, or designee;

  3. The Commissioner of Insurance, or designee;

  4. The Attorney General, or designee;

  5. The Chairmen of the House and Senate Health and Welfare

  6. Committees, or their designees;

  7. Two at-large members representing health care providers, appointed by the Governor;

  8. Two at-large members representing consumer health groups, appointed by the Governor;

  9. Two at-large members representing the insurance industry, appointed by the Governor; and

  10. One at-large member with expertise in economics and/or fiscal modeling, appointed by the Governor.

SECTION 3:              This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated or rescinded by the Governor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 9th day of August, 2019.

 

John Bel Edwards
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State