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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.


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                   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

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                                 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.
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