H. R. 619
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 21, 2009
Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.
Removal of Medicaid exclusion from medical assistance of items and services furnished to patients in an institution for mental diseases
The first sentence of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended, in the matter following paragraph (28)—
such term does not include— and
(A) any and
such term does not include any;
; or and inserting a period; and
by striking subparagraph (B).
Conforming amendments To permit medical assistance for IMD patients under 65 years of age
The following provisions of such Act are each amended by
65 years of age or older each place it appears:
Paragraphs (20) and (21) of section 1902(a) (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)).
Section 1905(a)(14) (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(14)).
Section 1919(d)(7)(B)(i)(I) (42 U.S.C. 1396r(d)(7)(B)(i)(I)).
The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2009, and shall apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.