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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 180

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 
  requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid 
                                program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 3, 2017

Mr. Mullin (for himself and Mr. Guthrie) 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 eliminate the 
  requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid 
                                program.

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

SECTION 1. ELIMINATION OF 3-MONTH RETROACTIVE COVERAGE UNDER THE 
              MEDICAID PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) State plan requirements.--Section 1902(a)(34) of the 
        Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(34)) is amended by 
        striking ``in or after the third month before the month in 
        which he made application'' and inserting ``in or after the 
        month in which the individual made application''.
            (2) Definition of medical assistance.--Section 1905(a) of 
        the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended by 
        striking ``in or after the third month before the month in 
        which the recipient makes application for assistance'' and 
        inserting ``in or after the month in which the recipient makes 
        application for assistance''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall 
apply to medical assistance with respect to individuals whose 
eligibility for such assistance is based on an application for such 
assistance made (or deemed to be made) after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.
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