S.3924 - A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to allow qualifying States to use all or any portion of their allotments under the State Children's Health Insurance Program for certain Medicaid expenditures.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 09/21/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/21/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3924 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/21/2006)
Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to allow qualifying states to use all or any portion (currently, up to 20%) of their allotments under SCHIP for certain Medicaid (SSA title XIX) expenditures.
Requires qualifying states to meet at least three of certain policies and procedures, including: (1) a simplified application process; (2) elimination of any asset test; (3) twelve-month continuous eligibility; and (4) easy access to enrollment staff.