H.R.5721 - Strengthening the Safety Net Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] (Introduced 04/08/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/09/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5721 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/08/2008)
Strengthening the Safety Net Act of 2008 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to establish a disproportionate share hospital (DSH) redistribution pool from unexpended Medicaid DSH allotments to fund an increase in allotments for low DSH states.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award demonstration grants to health access networks to improve access, quality, and continuity of care for uninsured individuals through better coordination of care by such networks.