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S. 1827 (115th): KIDS Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1827

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 18, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Brown, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Casey, and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017 or the KIDS Act of 2017.

2.

Five-year funding extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

(a)

Appropriation; total allotment

Section 2104(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (19), by striking and;

(2)

in paragraph (20), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:

(21)

for fiscal year 2018, $21,500,000,000;

(22)

for fiscal year 2019, $22,600,000,000;

(23)

for fiscal year 2020, $23,700,000,000;

(24)

for fiscal year 2021, $24,800,000,000; and

(25)

for fiscal year 2022, for purposes of making 2 semi-annual allotments—

(A)

$2,850,000,000 for the period beginning on October 1, 2021, and ending on March 31, 2022; and

(B)

$2,850,000,000 for the period beginning on April 1, 2022, and ending on September 30, 2022.

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(b)

Allotments

(1)

In general

Section 2104(m) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(m)) is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking through 2016 and inserting through 2022; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B)—

(I)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking (19) and inserting (24);

(II)

in clause (ii), in the matter preceding subclause (I), by inserting (other than fiscal year 2022) after even-numbered fiscal year; and

(III)

in clause (ii)(I), by inserting (or, in the case of fiscal year 2018, under paragraph (4)) after clause (i);

(B)

in paragraph (5)—

(i)

by striking or (4) and inserting (4), or (10); and

(ii)

by striking or 2017 and inserting , 2017, or 2022;

(C)

in paragraph (7)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A), by striking 2017 and inserting 2022; and

(ii)

in the matter following subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking or fiscal year 2016 and inserting fiscal year 2016, fiscal year 2018, fiscal year 2020, or fiscal year 2022;

(D)

in paragraph (9)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking fiscal years 2015 and 2017 and inserting certain fiscal years;

(ii)

by striking or (4) and inserting , (4), or (10); and

(iii)

by striking or fiscal year 2017 and inserting , 2017, or 2022; and

(E)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(10)

For fiscal year 2022

(A)

First half

Subject to paragraphs (5) and (7), from the amount made available under subparagraph (A) of paragraph (25) of subsection (a) for the semi-annual period described in such subparagraph, increased by the amount of the appropriation for such period under section 2(b)(3) of the KIDS Act of 2017, the Secretary shall compute a State allotment for each State (including the District of Columbia and each commonwealth and territory) for such semi-annual period in an amount equal to the first half ratio (described in subparagraph (D)) of the amount described in subparagraph (C).

(B)

Second half

Subject to paragraphs (5) and (7), from the amount made available under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (25) of subsection (a) for the semi-annual period described in such subparagraph, the Secretary shall compute a State allotment for each State (including the District of Columbia and each commonwealth and territory) for such semi-annual period in an amount equal to the amount made available under such subparagraph, multiplied by the ratio of—

(i)

the amount of the allotment to such State under subparagraph (A); to

(ii)

the total of the amount of all of the allotments made available under such subparagraph.

(C)

Full year amount based on growth factor updated amount

The amount described in this subparagraph for a State is equal to the sum of—

(i)

the amount of the State allotment for fiscal year 2021 determined under paragraph (2)(B)(i); and

(ii)

the amount of any payments made to the State under subsection (n) for fiscal year 2021,

multiplied by the allotment increase factor under paragraph (6) for fiscal year 2022.
(D)

First half ratio

The first half ratio described in this subparagraph is the ratio of—

(i)

the sum of—

(I)

the amount made available under subsection (a)(25)(A); and

(II)

the amount of the appropriation for such period under section 2(b)(3) of the KIDS Act of 2017; to

(ii)

the sum of—

(I)

the amount described in clause (i); and

(II)

the amount made available under subsection (a)(25)(B).

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(2)

Technical amendment

Section 2104(m)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(m)(2)(A)) is amended by striking the allotment increase factor under paragraph (5) each place it appears and inserting the allotment increase factor under paragraph (6).

(3)

One-time appropriation for fiscal year 2022

There is appropriated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $20,200,000,000 to accompany the allotment made for the period beginning on October 1, 2021, and ending on March 31, 2022, under paragraph (25)(A) of section 2104(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(a)) (as added by subsection (a)(3)), to remain available until expended. Such amount shall be used to provide allotments to States under paragraph (10) of section 2104(m) of such Act (as added by subsection (b)(1)(E)) for the first 6 months of fiscal year 2022 in the same manner as allotments are provided under subsection (a)(25)(A) of such section 2104 and subject to the same terms and conditions as apply to the allotments provided from such subsection (a)(25)(A).

(c)

Extension of the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund

Section 2104(n) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397dd(n)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)(ii)—

(i)

by striking 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 and inserting 2010 through 2014, 2016, and 2018 through 2021; and

(ii)

by striking fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2017 and inserting fiscal years 2015, 2017, and 2022; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B)—

(i)

by striking 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 and inserting 2010 through 2014, 2016, and 2018 through 2021; and

(ii)

by striking fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2017 and inserting fiscal year 2015, 2017, and 2022; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)(A), in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking or a semi-annual allotment period for fiscal year 2015 or 2017 and inserting or in any of fiscal years 2018 through 2021 (or a semi-annual allotment period for fiscal year 2015, 2017, or 2022).

(d)

Extension of qualifying states option

Section 2105(g)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(g)(4)) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking through 2017 and inserting through 2022; and

(2)

in subparagraph (A), by striking 2017 and inserting 2022.

(e)

Extension of express lane eligibility option

Section 1902(e)(13)(I) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(e)(13)(I)) is amended by striking 2017 and inserting 2022.

(f)

Assurance of affordability standard for children and families

(1)

In general

Section 2105(d)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(d)(3)) is amended—

(A)

in the paragraph heading, by striking until October 1, 2019 and inserting through September 30, 2022; and

(B)

in subparagraph (A), in the matter preceding clause (i)—

(i)

by striking 2019 and inserting 2022; and

(ii)

by striking The preceding sentence shall not be construed as preventing a State during such period and inserting During the period that begins on October 1, 2019, and ends on September 30, 2022, the preceding sentence shall only apply with respect to children in families whose income does not exceed 300 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 2110(c)(5)) applicable to a family of the size involved. The preceding sentences shall not be construed as preventing a State during any such periods.

(2)

Conforming amendments

Section 1902(gg)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(gg)(2)) is amended—

(A)

in the paragraph heading, by striking until October 1, 2019 and inserting through September 30, 2022; and

(B)

by striking September 30, 2019, and inserting September 30, 2022 (but during the period that begins on October 1, 2019, and ends on September 30, 2022, only with respect to children in families whose income does not exceed 300 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 2110(c)(5)) applicable to a family of the size involved).

3.

Extension of certain programs and demonstration projects

(a)

Childhood obesity demonstration project

Section 1139A(e)(8) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–9a(e)(8)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and $10,000,000 and inserting , $10,000,000; and

(2)

by inserting after 2017 the following: , and $25,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.

(b)

Pediatric quality measures program

Section 1139A(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–9a(i)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Out of any and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

Out of any

;

(2)

by striking there is appropriated for each and inserting “there is appropriated—

(A)

for each

;

(3)

by striking , and there is appropriated for the period and inserting “;

(B)

for the period

;

(4)

by striking . Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended and inserting ; and; and

(5)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2022, $75,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out this section (other than subsections (e), (f), and (g)).

(2)

Availability

Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended.

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4.

Extension of outreach and enrollment program

Section 2113 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397mm) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1), by striking 2017 and inserting 2022; and

(2)

in subsection (g)—

(A)

by striking and $40,000,000 and inserting , $40,000,000; and

(B)

by inserting after 2017 the following: , and $100,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.

5.

Extension and reduction of additional Federal financial participation for CHIP

Section 2105(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397ee(b)) is amended in the second sentence by inserting and during the period that begins on October 1, 2019, and ends on September 30, 2020, the enhanced FMAP determined for a State for a fiscal year (or for any portion of a fiscal year occurring during such period) shall be increased by 11.5 percentage points after 23 percentage points,.