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Introduced in House (04/21/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1981

To require States to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 21, 2009

Mr. Olson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To require States to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers.

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 “Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Required Reporting of Medicaid payments to abortion providers.

(a) In General.—Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from Federal funds during the fiscal year for any items or services furnished by an abortion provider shall—

(1) submit to the Secretary a report on all such payments; and

(2) publish the report on a public Internet website of the State.

(b) Report described.—The report under subsection (a) shall, with respect to each payment, include the following:

(1) A specification of the amount of the payment.

(2) A specification of the purposes for which the payment was made.

(3) A comparison of the amount of the payment with the amount of any such payment to the provider involved in any prior fiscal year.

(4) A specification of the number of abortions performed during the fiscal year by the provider involved.

(c) Report to Congress.—Not later than 90 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Finance of the Senate, and publish on a public Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services, a report that—

(1) contains the reports submitted pursuant to subsection (a) for the fiscal year; and

(2) includes a summary of the reports.

(d) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) aBORTION PROVIDER.—The term “abortion provider” means an entity that—

(A) performs (or refers an individual for) an abortion; or

(B) controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, an entity described in subparagraph (A).

(2) MEDICAID PAYMENT FROM FEDERAL FUNDS.—The term “Medicaid payment from Federal funds” means a payment for which there is Federal financial participation under title XIX of the Social Security Act.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

(4) STATE.—The term “State” has the meaning given the term for purposes of title XIX of the Social Security Act.

(e) Conforming Amendments to Social Security Act.—Section 1902(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)) is amended—

(1) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (71);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (72) and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (72) the following:

“(73) provides for the submission of reports in accordance with section 2 of the Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2009.”.