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114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 886

   To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States to 
impose workforce requirements for individuals made eligible for medical 
 assistance under the amendments made by the Affordable Care Act, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 11, 2015

 Mr. Westerman (for himself, Mr. Womack, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Blum, 
Mr. Hill, Mr. Rouzer, and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; 
       which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States to 
impose workforce requirements for individuals made eligible for medical 
 assistance under the amendments made by the Affordable Care Act, and 
                          for other purposes.

    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 ``State Flexibility and Workforce 
Requirement Act of 2015''.

SEC. 2. PERMITTING STATES TO IMPOSE WORKFORCE REQUIREMENTS FOR 
              NONDISABLED INDIVIDUALS MADE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID UNDER 
              ACA.

    (a) In General.--Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and whose income'' and inserting ``whose 
        income''; and
            (2) by inserting after ``subsection (k)'' the following: 
        ``, and who meet such workforce requirements (such as actively 
        being employed or seeking employment) as the State may, in its 
        discretion, establish with respect to nondisabled 
        individuals''.
    (b) Flexibility in Implementation.--Nothing in the amendments made 
by subsection (a) shall prevent a State from exercising its discretion 
in how and when it applies the workforce requirements authorized by 
such amendments to medical assistance for items and services furnished 
after the date of the enactment of this Act, including the application 
of such amendments to individuals for whom a determination of 
eligibility for such assistance is made before, on, or after such date.
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