The proposed state budget includes $3.5 million in funds for the new SIM state agency. CT Mirror reports that the funding is planned to come from a tax on insurers. The inclusion of self-insured plans in the new tax may draw a federal lawsuit. The state hopes it won’t and points to a vaccine program that is funded by self-insured plans and others. Industry analysts point out that vaccines are clearly beneficial to everyone, but SIM’s benefits are unclear. Consumer advocates have raised many concerns about the SIM proposal.