S.2193 - More Children, More Choices Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Martinez, Mel [R-FL] (Introduced 10/18/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||10/18/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2193 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/18/2007)
More Children, More Choices Act of 2007 - Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require a state SCHIP plan to specify how it will achieve coverage for 90% of targeted low-income children.
Prohibits SCHIP payment for children with family income above 250% of the applicable poverty line.
Sets forth special rules for SCHIP payment for children with family income above 200% of the applicable poverty line.
Provides for standardization of income determinations.
Applies citizenship documentation requirements to SCHIP beneficiaries, and increases the federal matching rate for citizenship documentation enforcement under SSA title XIX (Medicaid) and SCHIP.
Places limitations on SCHIP eligibility based on substantial net assets.
Requires state SCHIP plans to describe how they will provide for targeted low-income children covered under a group health plan.
Revises federal financial participation requirements for employer-sponsored insurance.
Requires the offering of alternative coverage options under SCHIP.
Changes the allotment distribution formula for allotments to the states and the District of Columbia, particularly for targeted low-income children and pregnant women. Prohibits redistribution of unused allotments.
Reauthorizes the SCHIP program through FY2012 at increased levels.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible entities to improve outreach to and enrollment of eligible children.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) a limited tax credit for qualified health insurance for any dependent child; and (2) advance payment to insurance providers of health insurance credit for purchasers of such insurance.
Directs the Secretary to establish a State Health Innovation Commission to make grants to states for innovative health reform projects.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that any increases in federal budget outlays resulting from this Act be fully offset by reductions in federal budget outlays, and that any reductions in federal revenues resulting from this Act be fully offset.