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H.R. 4666 (116th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide certain low-income territorial residents with automatic eligibility for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 11, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4666

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 11, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Soto) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide certain low-income territorial residents with automatic eligibility for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

1.

Automatic eligibility of certain low-income territorial residents for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Medicare program; sunset of enhanced allotment program

(a)

Automatic eligibility of certain low-Income territorial residents for premium and cost-Sharing subsidies under the Medicare program

(1)

In general

Section 1860D–14(a)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–114(a)(3)) is amended—

(A)

in subparagraph (B)(v)—

(i)

in subclause (I), by striking and at the end;

(ii)

in subclause (II), by striking the period and inserting ; and; and

(iii)

by inserting after subclause (II) the following new subclause:

(III)

with respect to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, shall provide that any part D eligible individual who is enrolled for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan of a territory (as defined in section 1935(f)) under title XIX (or a waiver of such a plan) shall be treated as a subsidy eligible individual described in paragraph (1).

; and

(B)

in subparagraph (F), by adding at the end the following new sentence: The previous sentence shall not apply with respect to eligibility determinations for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under this section made on or after January 1, 2021..

(2)

Conforming amendment

Section 1860D–31(j)(2)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–141(j)(2)(D)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: The previous sentence shall not apply with respect to amounts made available to a State under this paragraph on or after January 1, 2021..

(b)

Sunset of enhanced allotment program

(1)

In general

Section 1935(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u–5(e)) is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(A), by inserting after such State the following: before January 1, 2021; and

(B)

in paragraph (3)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting after a year the following: (before 2021); and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B)(iii), by striking a subsequent year and inserting each of fiscal years 2008 through 2020.

(2)

Territory defined

Section 1935 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396u–5) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(f)

Territory defined

In this section, the term territory means Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

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