Text: H.R.2757 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/19/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2757

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 19, 2013

Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Norton, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, Mr. Farr, and Ms. Lee of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Removal of Medicaid exclusion from medical assistance of items and services furnished to patients in an institution for mental diseases.

(a) In general.—The first sentence of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended, in the matter following paragraph (29)—

(1) by striking “such term does not include—” and “(A) any” and inserting “such term does not include any”;

(2) by striking “; or” and inserting a period; and

(3) by striking subparagraph (B).

(b) Conforming amendments To permit medical assistance for IMD patients under 65 years of age.—The following provisions of such Act are each amended by striking “65 years of age or older” and “65 years of age or over” each place it appears:

(1) Paragraphs (20) and (21) of section 1902(a) (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)).

(2) Section 1905(a)(14) (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(14)).

(3) Section 1919(d)(7)(B)(i)(I) (42 U.S.C. 1396r(d)(7)(B)(i)(I)).

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2013, and shall apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.