H.R.4621 - Hallways to Health Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] (Introduced 02/25/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/26/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4621 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/25/2016)
Hallways to Health Act
This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to:
- establish a grant program for school-based health centers to, with respect to children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP, facilitate access to services and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors;
- establish a demonstration program for the provision or expansion of telehealth services in school-based health centers; and
- require state Medicaid and CHIP programs to cover services furnished by school-based health centers.
In addition, the bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2021 and revise school-based health center programs.
The bill also amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to specify that school-based health centers are essential community providers for purposes of inclusion in a qualified health plan.