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H.R. 2688: Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of May 25, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2688

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Richmond) 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 for every State that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals, regardless of when such expansion takes place.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017.

2.

Increased FMAP for medical assistance to newly eligible individuals

(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 2014, 2015, and 2016 and inserting each of the first 3 consecutive 12-month periods in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by striking 2017 and inserting the fourth consecutive 12-month period in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(3)

in subparagraph (C), by striking 2018 and inserting the fifth consecutive 12-month period in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals;

(4)

in subparagraph (D), by striking 2019 and inserting the sixth consecutive 12-month period in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals; and

(5)

in subparagraph (E), by striking 2020 and each year thereafter and inserting the seventh consecutive 12-month period in which the State provides medical assistance to newly eligible individuals and each such period thereafter.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.