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S. 68: Smart Choices Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 68

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 9, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to publish an annual report on the estimated impact in each State of the Medicaid expansion added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the estimated impact that adopting such expansion would have in States that have not expanded their Medicaid coverage.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Smart Choices Act.

2.

Annual report estimating impact of expanding Medicaid coverage

For each fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 2020, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission shall publish an annual report estimating—

(1)

for each State that has elected to provide Medicaid coverage to individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII)) for the fiscal year—

(A)

the amount of Federal funds under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) that the State will receive for the fiscal year for medical assistance provided to such individuals; and

(B)

the number of such individuals who are expected to receive coverage under the State Medicaid plan under such title in the fiscal year; and

(2)

for each State that has not elected to provide Medicaid coverage to individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of such Act for the fiscal year—

(A)

the amount of additional Federal funds under title XIX of such Act that the State would receive for the fiscal year if the State expanded coverage to such individuals; and

(B)

the number of additional individuals who would receive access to affordable, comprehensive coverage under the State Medicaid plan under such title in the fiscal year if the State expanded coverage to individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of such Act.