Text: H.R.2804 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/10/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2804


To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to require 12-month continuous coverage under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 10, 2009

Mr. Gene Green of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to require 12-month continuous coverage under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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 “Ensuring Continuous Coverage under SCHIP Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Requirement of 12-month continuous coverage under SCHIP.

(a) In general.—Section 2102(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397bb(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(6) REQUIREMENT FOR 12-MONTH CONTINUOUS ELIGIBILITY.—In the case of a State child health plan that provides child health assistance under this title through a means other than described in section 2101(a)(2), the plan shall provide for implementation under this title of the 12-month continuous eligibility option described in section 1902(e)(12) for targeted low-income children whose family income is below 200 percent of the poverty line.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to determinations (and redeterminations) of eligibility made on or after October 1, 2009.