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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Medicaid Long-Term Care Reform Act of 2012

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide adequate technical assistance and other support to States for long-term care partnership programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
08/02/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/06/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
08/03/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
08/02/2012Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11]* 08/02/2012
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 08/02/2012
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 08/02/2012
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 08/02/2012

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce08/02/2012 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health08/03/2012 Referred to
House Ways and Means08/02/2012 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health08/06/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/2012)

Medicaid Long-Term Care Reform Act of 2012 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) Congress should repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act); (2) federal and state governments should work to reduce the number of middle-income individuals who will rely on Medicaid to finance their long-term care (LTC) needs; and (3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) should comply with the annual reporting requirements under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 relating to LTC insurance partnerships, and promote discussion about the consequences that families and states might encounter if nothing is done to change the trajectory of projected state and federal spending on LTC services under title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA).

Directs the Secretary to provide to states: (1) technical assistance on the implementation and administration of qualified state LTC insurance partnerships, and (2) information on best practices for such partnerships to reduce future state and federal expenditures on LTC services under Medicaid.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide technical assistance to states on requirements related to the mandate to seek recoveries from estates, and (2) hold an annual event to assist states in evaluating methods of implementing such requirements and exchanging best practices information on them.

Amends the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary, acting through the National Clearing House for Long-Term Care, to establish a public-private initiative to coordinate among the Clearinghouse, state governments, and relevant nongovernmental entities for: (1) increasing the number of targeted middle-income individuals who receive consumer education with respect to long-term care under Medicaid and SSA title XVIII (Medicare), (2) enhancing the quality of information that targeted consumers receive, and (3) improving the accessibility of such information for consumers who seek it.

Expands Clearinghouse duties to include educating consumers with respect to the availability and limitations of Medicare coverage for long-term care.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) evaluate methods to expand LTC insurance coverage for middle-income individuals through the State Long-Term Care Partnership Program for improving their retirement security and LTC options; (2) solicit and evaluate ideas from stakeholders on policy options to reduce such expenditures; and (3) study the effectiveness of certain federal laws relating to treatment of assets for purposes of determining eligibility for Medicaid long-term care, estate recovery under Medicaid, the look-back period for transfers of assets for purposes of Medicaid eligibility, and the disqualification of individuals with substantial home equity for LTC assistance under Medicaid.

Directs the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to report to Congress on: (1) the projection of the number of middle-income people who will rely on Medicaid to finance their LTC needs, (2) an estimate of the cost of reliance on Medicaid to state and federal governments, (3) an estimate of the change in the cost that would result from certain policy options such as reduction in the home equity exemption, and (4) the estimate of the change in the cost estimate that would result if each such policy option were adopted and funding for LTC services under Medicaid is provided to states through a block grant.