H.R.3050 - Covering Kids Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-5] (Introduced 06/23/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||07/01/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.3050 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/23/2005)
Covering Kids Act of 2005 - Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to: (1) conduct innovative outreach and enrollment efforts that are designed to increase the enrollment and participation of eligible children under SCHIP; and (2) promote understanding of the importance of health insurance coverage for prenatal care and children.
Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to grant a state the option to provide for simplified determinations of a child's financial eligibility for medical assistance under Medicaid or child health assistance under SCHIP.