Proposed bill mandates employers provide insurance, other health care initiatives

YONA, Guam — Draft legislation by Sen. Dennis G. Rodriguez Jr. proposes to mandate that employers provide insurance, impose a 4% premium fee for health insurance companies and make changes to the Medically Indigent Program. 

Rodriguez presented the plan to employers at a membership meeting of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association on March 23 at the Leo Palace Resort Guam. 

Called Health Care Para Todu, the bill would expand Medicaid by using funds from the program to pay the employees’ shares of premiums in employer-offered private health insurance coverage, which will be mandated by the bill. Under . . .

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