Text: H.R.1457 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 1457 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 1457
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit State matching
payments through voluntary contributions.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 18, 1991
Mr. COOPER (for himself, Mr. GORDON, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. TOWNS,
Mr. STENHOLM, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. ROWLAND, Mrs. LLOYD, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. PERKINS,
Mr. FEIGHAN, Mr. COMBEST, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. DICKINSON, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida,
Mr. DARDEN, Mr. LANCASTER, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. FIELDS, Mr. WILSON,
and Mr. HATCHER) 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 permit State matching
payments through voluntary contributions.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Medicaid State Share Protection Amendments
  of 1991'.
SEC. 2. STATE MEDICAID MATCHING PAYMENTS THROUGH VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS.
  (a) VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS- Section 1902(t) of the Social Security Act
  (42 U.S.C. 1396a(t)), as added by section 4701(a)(1) of the Omnibus Budget
  Reconciliation Act of 1990, is amended by inserting `(1)' after `(t)'
  and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  `(2)(A) Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), financial participation
  described in subsection (a)(2) may include the application of private
  funds donated by hospitals to, and subject to the unrestricted control of,
  the State.
  `(B) Financial participation may not include--
  `(i) donations to the extent their aggregate amount exceeds in any Federal
  fiscal year 10 percent of the non-Federal portion of expenditures under
  the plan in the year, or
  `(ii) donations made by, or on behalf of, or with respect to, any particular
  hospital, to the extent that their aggregate amount in an annual cost
  reporting period exceeds 10 percent of the gross revenues of the hospital
  (not taking into account any Federal revenues under this title or under
  title V or title XVIII).
  `(C) For purposes of this paragraph, the fact that a hospital may receive
  some benefit from a transfer of funds to a State shall not prevent the
  transfer from being treated as the donation of funds, unless the amount
  of benefit to the hospital is directly related, in timing and amount,
  to the timing and amount of the transfer.'.
  (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to
  funds donated on or after January 1, 1992.