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H.R. 871: Expand Medicaid Now Act

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To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a temporary increase in FMAP for medical assistance under State Medicaid plans which begin to expend amounts for newly eligible mandatory individuals.

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Sponsor and status

Lizzie Fletcher

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 5, 2021

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3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Expand Medicaid Now Act Signed into Law
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Sponsor) on Mar 11, 2021

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Fights to Incentivize Medicaid Expansion in COVID-19 Relief Bill
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Sponsor) on Feb 12, 2021

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher: Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Vital Provisions of Biden’s American Rescue Plan
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Sponsor) on Feb 12, 2021

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Feb 5, 2021

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