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H.R. 180 (115th): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 180

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Guthrie) 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 eliminate the requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program.

1.

Elimination of 3-month retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program

(a)

In general

(1)

State plan requirements

Section 1902(a)(34) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(34)) is amended by striking in or after the third month before the month in which he made application and inserting in or after the month in which the individual made application.

(2)

Definition of medical assistance

Section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended by striking in or after the third month before the month in which the recipient makes application for assistance and inserting in or after the month in which the recipient makes application for assistance.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to medical assistance with respect to individuals whose eligibility for such assistance is based on an application for such assistance made (or deemed to be made) after the date of the enactment of this Act.