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Introduced in Senate (01/06/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 52


To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 100 percent reimbursement for medical assistance provided to a Native Hawaiian through a Federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 6, 2009

Mr. Inouye introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 100 percent reimbursement for medical assistance provided to a Native Hawaiian through a Federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system.

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 “Native Hawaiian Medicaid Coverage Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. 100 percent fmap for medical assistance provided to a Native Hawaiian through a federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system under the medicaid program.

(a) Medicaid.—The third sentence of section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(b)) is amended by inserting “, and with respect to medical assistance provided to a Native Hawaiian (as defined in section 12 of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act) through a Federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system (as so defined) whether directly, by referral, or under contract or other arrangement between a Federally-qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system and another health care provider” before the period.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by this section applies to medical assistance provided on or after the date of enactment of this Act.