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S. 2689: Ensuring Medicaid Continuity for Children in Foster Care Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 10, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2689

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 10, 2021

(for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that children in foster care who are placed in a qualified residential treatment program are eligible for Medicaid.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ensuring Medicaid Continuity for Children in Foster Care Act of 2021.

2.

Exemption of children in foster care who are placed in a qualified residential treatment program from the Medicaid IMD exclusion

(a)

In general

Section 1905(a)(31)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(31)(B)) is amended by inserting and services provided to any individual who is a child in foster care under the responsibility of a State who has been placed in a child care institution that is a qualified residential treatment program (as defined in section 472(k)(4)), without regard to whether payments are made on behalf of such child under section 472 after section 1915(l).

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on October 1, 2021, and shall apply with respect to items and services furnished in calendar quarters beginning on or after that date.