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H.R. 4005 (115th): Medicaid Reentry Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 10, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4005 directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to convene a group of stakeholders and develop and report to Congress on best practices for addressing issues related to health care faced by those returning from incarceration to their communities. In addition, the legislation allows Medicaid payment for medical services furnished to an incarcerated individual during the 30-day period preceding the individual’s release.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4005

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 10, 2017

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 allow for medical assistance under Medicaid for inmates during the 30-day period preceding release from a public institution.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicaid Reentry Act.

2.

Allowing for medical assistance under Medicaid for inmates during 30-day period preceding release

The subdivision (A) following paragraph (29) of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended by inserting and except during the 30-day period preceding the date of release of such individual from such public institution after medical institution.