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S. 1852 (114th): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1852

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 23, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act.

2.

Coverage continuity for former foster care children up to age 26

(a)

In general

Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(IX)) is amended—

(1)

in item (bb), by striking are not described in or enrolled under and inserting are not described in and are not enrolled under;

(2)

in item (cc), by striking responsibility of the State and inserting responsibility of a State; and

(3)

in item (dd), by striking the State plan under this title or under a waiver of the and inserting a State plan under this title or under a waiver of such a.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.