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H.R. 4807 (114th): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same level of Federal matching assistance, regardless of date of such expansion, for every State that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2016 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4807

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2016

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 provide the same level of Federal matching assistance, regardless of date of such expansion, for every State that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals.

1.

Increased FMAP for medical assistance to newly eligible individuals, regardless of date of such expansion

(a)

In general

Section 1905(y)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(y)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and inserting occurring during each of the first 3 consecutive calendar years in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by striking in 2017 and inserting occurring during the fourth consecutive calendar year in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(3)

in subparagraph (C), by striking in 2018 and inserting occurring during the fifth consecutive calendar year in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(4)

in subparagraph (D), by striking in 2019 and inserting occurring during the sixth consecutive calendar year in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals; and

(5)

in subparagraph (E), by striking in 2020 and each year thereafter and inserting occurring during the seventh consecutive calendar year in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals and each calendar year thereafter.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of Public Law 111–148.