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H.R. 584 (116th): Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 16, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 584

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Allred, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Hill of California, Ms. Wild, and Ms. Pingree) 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 2019.

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.