H.R. 1604 (107th): Medicaid Safety Net Improvement Act of 2001

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Apr 26, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 1604 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1604

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the floor for treatment as an extremely low DSH State to 3 percent in fiscal year 2002.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2001

Mr. BARRETT (for himself and Mrs. WILSON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the floor for treatment as an extremely low DSH State to 3 percent in fiscal year 2002.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Medicaid Safety Net Improvement Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN FLOOR FOR TREATMENT AS AN EXTREMELY LOW DSH STATE TO 3 PERCENT IN FISCAL YEAR 2002.

    (a) INCREASE IN DSH FLOOR- Section 1923(f)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-4(f)(5)), as added by section 701(a)(2) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (as enacted into law by section 1(a)(6) of Public Law 106-554), is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘fiscal year 1999’ and inserting ‘fiscal year 2000’;

      (2) by striking ‘August 31, 2000’ and inserting ‘August 31, 2001’;

      (3) by striking ‘1 percent’ each place it appears and inserting ‘3 percent’; and

      (4) by striking ‘fiscal year 2001’ and inserting ‘fiscal year 2002’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) take effect on October 1, 2001, and apply to DSH allotments under title XIX of the Social Security Act for fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year thereafter.